Special Issue "Sustainability of Crops Biomass Production for Bioenergy and Bioproducts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2020.
Interests: seed germination;sustainable use of irrigation water; crop management; fruit quality; biomass crops
Interests: crop production; agronomy; biomass; energy; crop production; irrigation; crop management
In agricultural activities, efficiency in productivity was mostly expressed in terms of yield in the past. More recently, water and energy-saving production systems have become increasingly important in a global climate change context, where a greater sustainability in the use of natural resources in food and agricultural production systems is required.
Biomass crops are increasing in importance and area around the world. They have the potential to supply a significant portion of the world’s energy needs, as well as raw material for paper, textile, food industries, green building, panel furniture, etc. (bioproducts). An important step in promoting the use of crop biomass for bioenergy and bioproducts is to increase the sustainability of their production chain.
This Special Issue will focus on “Sustainability of Crops Biomass Production for Bioenergy and Bioproducts”. We invite authors to contribute to this Special Issue with novel research articles and reviews covering all topics in crop biomass production. Topics of particular interest for this issue concern the sustainable use of natural resources, the use of environmentally friendly fertilization strategies, the adoption of water-saving methods, and modeling, crop physiology, climatic adaptation, lifecycle assessment, biomass for energy and bioproduct quality, biomass crops for phytoremediation, and germplasm exploitation for a sustainable agriculture. Articles concerning all aspects of agronomic management and the adoption of new technologies applied to crop biomass production for natural resource use efficiency improvement in marginal lands are also welcome.
Papers submitted to this Special Issue will be subject to peer review in order to allow a rapid dissemination of results.
Dr. Cristina Patanè
Prof. Salvatore Cosentino
Manuscript Submission Information
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