Special Issue "Chemical Pesticides and Soil Health: The Urgent Need for a New Concept in Agriculture"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Soils".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 August 2023) | Viewed by 201

Special Issue Editors

Department of Bioengineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Papieża Pawła VI No 3, 71-459 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: behavior of pesticides; soil organic matter; spectroscopic methods
Department of Bioengineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Papieża Pawła VI No 3, 71-459 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: pesticides mobility; formulation; soil; hydrogel microcapsules;controlled release of pesticides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Progress in the use of chemical pesticides is the result of progress in a variety of areas, such as production technique, the technical scope of application equipment, agricultural production technology and farm management framework. The intensive application of chemical pesticides contributes to the intensification of food production, but at the same time, may be one of the main source of the anthropogenic pollution of soils. The widespread use of pesticides in agricultural areas promotes the deterioration of soil quality. Pesticide residues occurring in the soil are primary toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and represent a serious risk regarding their introduction into the food chain. Thus, the health-related and environmental effects of chemical pesticides pose a serious problem that urgently requires new approaches, especially in terms of the reformation of agricultural practices and the implementation of sustainable and environmentally friendly methods.

This Special Issue will focus mainly on the impact of pesticides on the health of agricultural soils through different approaches and will present new agricultural concepts that are able to address the problem of pesticides' harmful effects and eliminate the difficulties associated with their use.

Dr. Romualda Bejger
Dr. Małgorzata Włodarczyk
Guest Editors

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  • soil health
  • soil pollution
  • organic contaminants
  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • fungicides
  • insecticides
  • food security
  • sustainable practices
  • reforming agricultural practices

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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