Special Issue "Organic Fertilizers and Soil Amendments"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2022 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Michael Henry Böhme
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Guest Editor
Department Horticultural Plant Systems, Faculty of Life Sciences, ADT Institute, Humboldt University of Berlin, Lentzeallee 75, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Interests: sustainable agriculture; agribusiness; land evaluation; organic farming; horticulture research; protected cultivation; soilless cultivation; plant growths regulators; plant nutrition; vegetable cultivation; mushroom cultivation; vertical farming; substrate evaluation; nutritional value of vegetables

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this special issue of the Journal Agriculture is to publish scientific news related to improving of the sustainability in agricultural land use. Sustainability is related to specific matters as quality management, diversification in agriculture and horticulture, land use planning, farming system, environmental protection, poverty reduction, income of farmers, market acceptance, etc. In this issue the focus is related to improve the sustainability by improving of the Soil quality characteristics separated in three categories: physical, chemical and biological. Of high relevance for improving of all three characteristics, is the content of organic matter and the C: N ratio. Lack of organic matter in soils is often a problem in many regions in the world, especially if monoculture is common practice. Organic matter deficiency can be the reason for decreasing of the yield, lack of nutrients, leaching of nutrient elements and contamination of ground water and erosion and of agricultural land. Collecting of organic wastes in the municipalities, households and farms for composting in order to supply the soil with composts is from growing importance. Organic wastes from biogas plants or from animal husbandries as well as dung or straw farmyard manure, waste from forestry or sludge of lakes or rivers can be used in order to supply the plants with nutrients and to improve the soil quality and its fertility. Very important is a strategy of environmental friendly use of organic fertilizers for securing a stable and economically sufficient yield.

Prof. Dr. Michael Henry Böhme
Guest Editor

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  • sustainable agriculture
  • soil quality
  • soil characteristics
  • farmyard manure
  • green manure
  • mineralization
  • humification
  • organic farming
  • biological activities in soil
  • type of organic fertilizers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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