Special Issue "Irrigation Strategies in Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: response of plant to water stress; evaluation of genotypes in limited water availability; climate change; ecological intensification; sustainable utilization of resources; precision agriculture; phenotyping
Interests: crop water requirements and irrigation scheduling; crop yield response to water; optimal design, efficiency and selection criteria for irrigation methods; surface and pressurized irrigation networks; pricing irrigation water; climate change; sustainable development goals (SDGs) and water management in agriculture; water footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Water availability is one of the most important problems in modern agriculture. Moreover, climate change and the related scenarios that are proposed show that water availability will be a serious problem for many countries in the next years, especially in countries where water resources are limited. The economic losses in the cultivation of most crops due to water stress are quite significant, and a better water management can help to conserve water and to use it more efficiently. This Special Issue calls for contributions on crop water requirements, response of crops to water deficiency, irrigation scheduling, and all practices that increase water productivity, such as advanced irrigation techniques, improved agronomic practices, optimized irrigation water management, selection of new crop genotypes, and many more. In addition, studies on optimal design, efficiency, and selection of irrigation methods, economic solutions, and policy measures for improving crop water productivity are also welcome.
Prof. Christos Dordas
Assoc. Prof. Pantazis E. Georgiou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable Water Management
- Water Conservation
- Water Scarcity and Climate Change
- Crop Water Requirements and Irrigation Scheduling
- Irrigation Methods and Practices
- Irrigation Efficiency–Water Productivity
- Water quality
- Crop Yield and Water Consumption
- Agronomic Practices
- Smart Farming and Irrigation