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Special Issue "Organic Agriculture: Crop Response and Cropping Strategies for Reducing the Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Stress"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015) | Viewed by 15690
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Special Issue Information
Organic agricultural management is gaining popularity in North America. In Canada, the total number of farms decreased by about 17% since 2001, whereas the number of organic farms has increased by about 66%. In many other regions of the world, organic agriculture is the main/only viable farming system for food production. Several reasons for organic agriculture include the cost/availability of chemicals and fertilizers, ecological and environmental concerns, such as reducing pollution and thereby promoting a healthier environment, and personal preference. Also, in developed countries, organic agriculture is becoming more economically attractive as consumer demand for organically grown food increases.
Organic agriculture requires a holistic approach towards optimizing production and economic sustainability. This Special Issue on “Organic Agriculture: Crop Response and Cropping Strategies for Reducing the Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Stress” provides international researchers the opportunity to publish research and review articles on abiotic and biotic stress management for organic agriculture; topics include, but are not limited to: adaptation to climatic/environmental conditions, such as drought, excess water, low temperatures, heat, wind, and salinity; soil management, including biological activity, soil quality, and erosion control; fertility management, including manures, composting, and green manure crops; pest management of weeds, insects, and diseases; crop breeding, specifically for organic agriculture; tillage management, including high versus reduced tillage; and crop rotations and crop sequencing of cover crops, grains, forages, oilseeds, and pulses, utilizing the above management practices to achieve economic viability.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the submission of research articles, reviews, as well as technical notes and communications, on these related topics.
Dr. Herb Cutforth
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 2200 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 cropping systems
- abiotic stress-drought, excess water, salinity, temperature
- biotic stress-disease, insects, pathogens, weeds
- crop response to stress
- cultural control
- crop rotations
- crop sequencing
- resource use efficiency
- crop breeding