Special Issue "Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 2761
Interests: soil; enzymes; sulphur; environment; crop rotation; monitoring; irrigation
Soil provides the essential nutrients, water, and root support that food-producing plants need to grow and thrive. The quality of soil can be changed by such factors as climatic conditions, time, and the impact of living organisms and especially human management of soil. The condition of the soil determines the effectiveness of any crop.
In the last century, the use of mineral fertilizers and plant protection products has steadily increased, negatively affecting the condition of soils and the environment. Ineffective use of nutrients applied with fertilizers has resulted in the migration of harmful compounds. The use of mineral fertilizers and intensive cultivation has had a negative impact on biodiversity, significantly worsening the physical and chemical properties of soils. The problem of environmental pollution has become global. Sustainable soil management not only reverses this trend but also improves soil fertility.
The main goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Articles on agroecology, agroforestry, and landscape ecology;
- Applications in conservation ecology and the preservation of biodiversity in agriculture;
- Soil as a key component for carbon sequestration;
- Use of irrigation and fertigation to relieve water stress;
- Transformation of nutrients and their interaction with soil enzymes;
- Methods for the effective management of ingredients;
- Using intelligent soil monitoring tools;
- The sustainable use of useful microorganisms in the rhizosphere;
- Reclamation of soils contaminated with metals and pesticides.
Dr. Anetta Siwik-Ziomek
Dr. Anna Figas
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- heavy metals