Special Issue "Integrating Remotely Sensed Platforms in Soil and Water Conservation Interface—Practices and Methods"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eli Argaman
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Guest Editor
Soil Erosion Research Station, Soil Conservation and Drainage Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Rishon Lezion 5020000, Israel
Interests: soil and water conservation; watershed management; soil erosion; remote sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agricultural lands face severe degradation processes, due to the growing demand for crop production, that diminishing soil ecosystem, and quality. Most of these processes are undetectable over short periods leading toward unforeseen agronomic challenges. Concurrently, there is a vast development in new cutting-edge remote sensing (RS) and image processing technologies that provides novel pathways towards cost-effective monitoring of continuous soil physical and biogeochemical characteristics.

Despite the importance of implementing soil conservation measures, the efficiency of these measures is unknown due to the lack of innovative monitoring methods. Multi-scale RS techniques provide a comprehensive capacity for monitoring soil-water-plant interactions utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), airborne, and spaceborne RS techniques.

We are looking for innovative research studies that integrate novel RS approaches and platforms, encompassing spectral and morphological traits, to record soil conservation efficiency in agricultural lands. This issue will collect insights and identify challenges and opportunities to develop new practices and methods to assess the efficiency of soil conservation measures.

Dr. Eli Argaman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.

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Keywords

  • soil and water conservation
  • remote sensing
  • land degradation
  • image processing
  • data-mining

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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