Special Issue "Plant Genetics and Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture in Temperate Regions"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Anders S. Carlsson
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Guest Editor
Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 101, 23053 Alnarp, Sweden
Interests: plant oil; plant breeding; carbon allocation; sustainable crop production; plant biotechnology; next-generation plant breeding techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Temperate agriculture delivers a substantial portion of global agriculture production, and as such is of immense importance for global food security, and is facing several challenges. Although it has been characterized by stable and high productivity, its production system is heavily dependent on the use of substantial inputs of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, typically with few crops in cultivation as monocultures. The change in the climate from the rising global CO2 levels will potentially impact productivity due to changes in precipitation patterns, higher growing season temperatures, more frequent extreme weather events, and increasingly unpredictable seasonal weather patterns. Furthermore, the availability of fertile agricultural land for food production is decreasing due to competition from other uses such as urbanization and the cultivation of crops for non-food use. All these signify the need of taking different and improved measures that allow the sustainable production of more food on less land.

Plant genetics and breeding play a major role in transforming temperate agriculture into a more sustainable production system for securely and reliably delivering food to a growing global population. This Special Issue will focus on progresses in crop improvements for temperate agriculture. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Anders S. Carlsson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • temperate agriculture
  • food security
  • sustainable crop production
  • modern breeding methods
  • high throughput phenomics
  • biotechnology
  • genetics
  • crop resilience
  • biodiversity
  • plant domestication
  • pests and pathogens

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

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