Special Issue "Sustainability of Organic Farming: Challenges and Innovations"

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. Dagmar Janovsk√°
Guest Editor
Gene Bank, Crop Research Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: sustainable agriculture; organic farming; breeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the world's population grows, so does the demand for food, increasing the pressure to expand agricultural land. However, as agricultural production intensifies, so does the ecological burden, which will no longer be sustainable in the future. Due to the limited agricultural land available, it is necessary to look for solutions that will ensure not only enough food in the future, but also the sustainability of agricultural systems. One of the possible agricultural systems is organic farming. Organic farming is an agricultural system that prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, uses gentle methods to control weeds, pests and diseases, contributes to the overall harmony of the agroecosystem and its biodiversity, and gives priority to the use of renewable energy sources and the recycling of used raw materials. Organic farming is fully in line with the principles of sustainable agricultural development, which fulfil not only productive but also many non-productive functions of agriculture. Organic farming works with the most modern scientific knowledge combined with traditional best practices. This includes practices to prevent soil damage and broad support for biodiversity.

This Special Issue offers researchers the opportunity to publish the results of their organic farming research on the sustainability of production, the use of modern technologies in organic farming, new approaches and processing technologies and innovative methods of plant protection, in compliance with organic farming rules and other sustainable approaches.

Dr. Dagmar Janovská
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.

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.


  • organic farming
  • sustainable production
  • innovations
  • soil quality
  • organic weed control
  • organic pest and disease control
  • increased yield

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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