Special Issue "Plant Mineral Nutrition: Principles and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Optimizing the mineral nutrition of crops has always been an important challenge for human civilizations, from the first steps of agriculture at the dawn of history to the present. Current agriculture technologies are certainly different from those of ancient hominids; however, fundamental questions, such as: (i) the specific role of each nutrient; (ii) optimal scheduling and mode of nutrient application (quantity, timing and placement), (iii) water and fertilization relationships; and (iv) efficient control tools are still valid. The large increase in human population imposes additional challenges for agricultural industries, such as reducing environmental damage and contamination of soil and water resources.
This Special Issue will focus on “Plant Mineral Nutrition”. Novel research, reviews and opinion pieces, covering all related topics, including mechanisms of plant responses to nutrient deficiency and toxicity, soil and foliar nutrient application, soil chemistry, methods of soil and plant analyses, interrelationships between microorganism activity and soil nutrient availability, environmental risks induced by fertilization, management solutions, modelling, case studies from the field, and policy positions are welcomed.
Dr. Asher Bar-Tal
Dr. Avner Silber
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fertilization management
- P acquisition
- NH4/NO3 ratio
- Soil and plant analyses
- salinity and nutrients interaction
- oxygen concentration
- redox potential
- plant and microorganisms exudates
- soil fertility
- soil properties