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Special Issue "Soil Fertility"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: effect of climate change on agriculture; carbon sink and agricultural soils; cropping systems and simulation models; conservation agriculture; soil quality indicators; agro-environmental evaluations
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Special Issue in Agronomy: Conservation Tillage in Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
Soil fertility is the capacity to support plant growth. It is the component of overall soil productivity that deals with its available nutrient status, and its ability to provide nutrients out of its own reserves and through external applications for crop production.
There are three main components of soil fertility: Physical, chemical and biological. The level of soil fertility results from the inherent characteristics of the soil and the interactions that occur between these three components during crop management.
This Special Issue on “Soil Fertility” will welcome contributions (original research and reviews) addressing the best options to improve crop and soil management while limiting the environmental problems caused by agricultural activity and maintaining ecosystem services.
Articles may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Conservation tillage
- Crop rotation and use of legumes
- Soil cover (cover crops, mulch)
- Crop residues
- Organic fertilizers (including manure and compost)
- Fertilizer application
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- soil physics
- soil chemistry
- soil biology
- soil microbiology
- fertilizers and amendments
- soil tillage
- cover crops
- crop rotations
- soil organic carbon
- organic farming