Cutting-Edge Research on Modern Techniques in Planting and Cultivation

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 97

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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Cultivation and Physiology, Agricultural College of Yangzhou, University Yangzhou, Yangzhou 225009, China
Interests: wheat cultivation and farming; physiology in wheat under abiotic stress; fertilizer control in wheat
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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Cultivation and Physiology, Agricultural College of Yangzhou, University Yangzhou, Yangzhou 225009, China
Interests: abiotic stress; root hydrotropism; rhizosheath microorganism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the increasing population and growing food demand, agricultural production faces significant challenges. In order to increase crop yields, improve crop quality, reduce losses from pests and diseases, and achieve sustainable agricultural development, scientists have begun to focus on researching modern crop cultivation techniques. Tremendous progress has been made in the research of crop cultivation techniques in the past few decades. For example, the development of precision agriculture and smart farming, such as the application of remote sensing technology, drones, and sensors, has improved the precision and efficiency of field management. In recent years, the rise of interdisciplinary research has also driven research on modern crop cultivation techniques to the forefront. The fusion of disciplines, such as agricultural engineering, ecology, genetics, and chemistry, has provided more perspectives and approaches for research on modern crop cultivation techniques.

The scope of the call for papers for this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Precision agriculture and smart farming, including remote sensing technology, drone applications, sensor technology, agricultural big data, agricultural robotics, etc., to enhance the precision and efficiency of field management.
  • Climate-adaptive crop cultivation techniques, including the development of drought-resistant, disease-resistant, and pest-resistant crop breeding and cultivation techniques, to adapt to the impact of climate change on agricultural production.
  • Nutrition and quality improvement, including research on crop nutrition requirements, soil improvement, organic farming, food safety, etc., to enhance crop quality and nutritional value.
  • The utilization of agricultural waste and resource cycling, including the resource utilization of agricultural waste, the development and application of organic fertilizers, circular agriculture, etc., to reduce the negative impact of agriculture on the environment.

In order to address the challenges of food security and sustainable agricultural development, cutting-edge research in modern crop cultivation techniques of the Special Issue can be summarized as follows: precision agriculture, climate adaptation, genetic resource conservation, nutrition and quality improvement, intelligent agriculture, and other fields promoting the innovation and development of modern crop cultivation techniques.

This Special Issue welcomes original research papers, reviews, technical reports, and encourages interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research. Additionally, we also accept the introduction and evaluation of research methods, technologies, and instruments related to this field.

Prof. Dr. Xinkai Zhu
Dr. Ying Li
Guest Editors

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  • climate change
  • intelligent agriculture
  • organic farming
  • drought
  • yield
  • agronomy

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