Special Issue "Conservation Agriculture as a Key Challenge for Sustainable Agroecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Danijel Jug
Guest Editor
Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, University of J.J.Strossmayer in Osijek, Vladimira Preloga 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: conservation agriculture; soils and crop management; agroclimatology; sustainable land management; cropping systems; cover cropping; multidisciplinary approach to the application of reduced and conservation soil tillage in crop production in average and specific agroecological conditions; study of influence of reduced and conservation soil tillage on the biological, mechanical, chemical, nutritional, organizational and economical parameters
Dr. Srdjan Seremesic
Guest Editor
Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: agroecology; conservation agriculture; sustainable land management; cropping systems; soil tillage; cover crops and organic agriculture
Dr. Edward Wilczewski
Guest Editor
Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, UTP University of Science and Technology, J.J.Śniadeckich in Bydgoszcz, Kaliskiego 7, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: Assessment of the possibility of simplifying the cultivation of root crops through the use of strip tillage and mulching of soil with catch crops biomass. The possibility of improving the cultivation technology of spring wheat and spring barley grown in a cereal crop rotation. Improving of seed sowing techniques through furrow sowing.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern agricultural production is based on sustainable principles which imply harmonization between (agro)environment and yields. Nowadays, more than ever, crop production is faced with many different challenges and predominantly with climate changes. Conservation agriculture has potential to be an adequate solution and one of the possible ways to prevail primarily negative influence of climatic changes. Basic conservation agriculture principles (minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop diversification) can have positive effect on many others key elements of crop production (crop nutrition, soil matters, irrigation, crop breeding, crop protection, environmental considerations, etc.). Soil tillage affects many soil quality aspects and as soil tillage is closer to conservation agriculture principles, it can be expected less damages and potential problems and risks. We kindly encourage and invite experts and researchers to contribute to our Special Issue with original and innovative research and reviews covering all issues related to conservation agriculture in ever-changing (agro)environment.

Prof. Dr. Danijel Jug
Dr. Srdjan Seremesic
Dr. Edward Wilczewski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • conservation soil tillage
  • sustainability
  • mulching
  • cover crop
  • climate change
  • agro-ecosystems resilience
  • agroecology
  • crop production
  • crop modeling
  • food security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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