Special Issue "Successfully Managing Interdependent Agricultural Landscapes — Processes, Structures and Mechanisms Sustaining the Entire System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: organic and mineral soils; bioactive compounds in agricultural soils of well known and unknown structure; phytohormones; amino acids; phenolic compounds; alkaloids; enzymes
Agriculture should always supply sufficient nutrients that humans require to sustain healthy and productive lives. The priorities of high quality food production request a high standard of environmentally friendly crop farming. Therefore strategies are needed to manage the available resources so as to achieve economic and sustainable agricultural productivity to meet the needs of the farm household.
Climate change, biodiversity loss, agricultural landscape management, development of pathogens and diseases of cultivated plants, outbreaks of crop pests, soil and water pollution, phytotoxins accumulation and inhibition of the development of cultivated plants may significantly reduce the crop yields. Study on all topics related to sustainable agriculture, from understanding the processes and mechanism in agricultural landscape to developing cultivars and crops of high quality, is a priority.
This Special Issue will focus on “Successfully Managing Interdependent Agricultural Landscapes - Processes, Structures and Mechanisms Sustaining the Entire System”. I am open to novel research, reviews and opinion articles covering all aspects of sustainable agricultural productivity, high soil productivity, heterogeneous/homogeneous agricultural landscape management, biodiversity, biological insect control methods, secondary metabolites, soil and water pollution, biogeochemical barriers etc. Contributions on soil biota and biochemistry, change of microbiological and biochemical activity of the soil, deterioration of its chemical, biochemical and physical properties and, other approaches to improve the quality of food production will be welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Lech Wojciech Szajdak
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable agricultural productivity
- high soil productivity
- heterogeneous/homogeneous agricultural landscape management
- biological insect control methods
- secondary metabolites
- soil and water pollution
- biogeochemical barriers