Special Issue "Salinities—Framing Knowledge into Multiple Agricultural Contexts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2020.
Interests: plant adaptation to environmental constraints (salinity, drought)
Interests: physiology; hydroponics; plant nutrition; space farming; vertical farming; edible flowers; microgreens; specialty crops; sprouts; functional quality; postharvest; biofortification
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Salinization of soils and water used for irrigation is amongst the most critical environmental stresses, accounting altogether for almost 70% loss of the potential crop yield. The progression of salinization is due to several converging causes including increasing evapotranspiration due to global warming, increasing competition for water resources due to demographic growth, and improper management of water and irrigation practice in agriculture. Major efforts over the years have greatly advanced our understanding of the molecular and physiological basis underlying crop response to salinity and our ability to design effective strategies to improve crop tolerance and management in saline environments. However, we also need to frame current knowledge into the multiple forms of salinity. Inland vs coastal salinization, seasonal vs long-term salinization, types of salts in salinized water and their effects on crops and soils, hidden salinization, residual salinization in field crops, salinization in soil-less agriculture are only a few of the different forms of salinity that are affecting the globe. The complexity of salinization calls for a joint effort from multiple disciplines so to match scientific advances and crop needs under different agricultural contexts. The special issue on Salinities is open to accept papers addressing this concept.
Prof. Dr. Albino Maggio
Prof. Dr. Stefania De Pascale
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