Special Issue "Water Quality for Agriculture"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2018).
Interests: erosion and sediment control; nonpoint source pollution and water quality
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Special Issue in Water: Hydrological Processes in Small Catchments—Runoff and Sediment Yield in Changing Environment
Interests: soil and water resources engineering; nutrient, pathogen, and pesticide transport in water; water quality; cover crops; vertical farming; hydroponics
Sustainable agriculture and water quality are inherently connected. Appropriate agricultural management practices are essential for maintaining sufficient water quality and sustaining healthy ecosystems. Fertilization of cropland in many parts of the world is critically necessary to produce enough food for an ever-growing population. Excess nutrients from cropland and urban areas can enter the nearest water sources creating issues like algal blooms. Agricultural pesticides may be transported from agricultural fields to surface or groundwater sources in areas of sufficient rainfall and specific soil types. Microbial pathogens may be transported from livestock operations or wildlife populations through surface runoff and enter into our food supply chain. Salinity and heavy metals can be a challenge in many arid locations that rely on groundwater for irrigation purposes because of the negative impacts on crop yield. This Special Issue is seeking high-quality research papers that detail original, innovative work in one of the above areas, or a closely related topic.
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 1600 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.
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