Special Issue "Crop Salinity Tolerance"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2017)
Salinity is a growing problem for global agriculture, as it can reduce crop yield and quality. Predictions have been made that, due to crop management and changing climates, the area of salinized agricultural land is expected to double within the next half-century. This includes irrigated agriculture, which produces 40% of the world’s calories, with the area increasing from 20 to 40%, so salinity is a real concern for meeting food security targets.
In recent years, advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of crop salt tolerance, and of agronomic solutions to reducing the impact of salt on crop yield in a number of crops including rice, soybean, wheat, barley and grapevine. Plant breeding has also resulted in gains in the tolerance of crops in the field. However, most major crop plants are still relatively salt sensitive so there is room for improvement in food production in environments with salinity present.
This Special Issue will focus on “Crop salinity tolerance”. We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all related topics including soil chemistry, hydrology, beneficial micro-organisms, crop genetics and improvement, novel crops, phenotyping, physiological responses to salt, management solutions, modelling, case-studies from the field, and policy positions.
Prof. Dr. Matthew Gilliham
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- food security
- crop salt tolerance
- crop genetics
- soil chemistry
- crop phenotype