Special Issue "Smart Fertilizers and Innovative Organic Amendments for Sustainable Agricultural Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2021).
Interests: Soil; Materials Chemistry; Plant Biology; Soil Fertility; Environmental Science; Soil Analysis; Plant Physiology; Biotechnology; Plant Nutrition; Adsorption
Interests: soil biogeochemistry; soil C sequestration; black carbon; biochar; soil biology; deep soil horizons; organic soil amendments; grassland management
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Interests: Environment; Environmental Science; Biotechnology; Environmental Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment; Plant Biotechnology; Soil Analysis; Water Treatment; Nanomaterials; Soil Fertility
Sustainable agricultural practices are needed to provide food security for a growing global population. Food production is usually associated with high nutrient inputs in the form of mineral fertilisers. Since the beginning of agriculure, such practices have led to soil degradation and the release of environmental contaminants. In this Special Issue, we will focus on innovations in organic and inorganic fertiliser production. We welcome studies concerning new approaches for smart fertiliser development, including bioformulations with mineral particles, nanomaterials, and plant growth promoting microorganisms. We especially encourage authors taking advantage of ecological interactions to improve plant nutrient-use efficiency. Moreover, we would like to include contributions that focus on organic amendments to increase or propitiate the terrestrial C sequestration and stabilization, in order to contribute to mitigating climate change at the same time increasing food security by soil fertility, thus making win–win–win scenarios. Such techniques may concern, but are not limited to, innovative organic waste recycling procedures and new applications of mycorrhizae, rhizobioms, or free living soil bacteria and fungi.Prof. Dr. Maria de la Luz Mora
Dr. Cornelia Rumpel
Dr. Marcela Calabi-Floody
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable agriculture
- carbon sequestration
- soil fertility
- waste recycling