Special Issue "Herbaceous Field Crops Cultivation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: agronomy and herbaceous crops
Interests: field crops; agronomy; food quality; organic farming; plant secondary metabolites
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Herbaceous plants comprise some of the most important crops such as cereals, leguminous, aromatic, oil, etc. They are worldwide diffused for different aims ranging from agricultural and food applications to industry, energetic, pharmacology and medicine sectors. In the last decades, many advances have been made in the cultivation of herbaceous crops, mainly with the aim of yield increasing. However, the rapid expansion of world population and the parallel decreasing of arable lands hold high the alarm on the development of more efficient agricultural techniques. Nevertheless, several aspects related to the effects of agronomic practices on quality characteristics require further efforts, as well as their cultivation in organic farming.
The present Special Issue will be focused on the recent advancements in the wide field of herbaceous field crops cultivation. Research papers, communications and review articles are welcome. In particular, we encourage contributions covering the management of agricultural practices in herbaceous field crops, including fertilisation, irrigation and weed control. Particular attention will be given also to the application of these agronomic practices in organic farming and their effects on food quality.Prof. Dr. Giovanni Mauromicale
Dr. Sara Lombardo
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Agronomy 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.
- field crops
- crop physiology
- organic farming
- water management
- weed control
- food quality