Special Issue "Soil Phosphorus Dynamics: Agronomic and Environmental Impacts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019).
Interests: soil phosphorus chemistry; biological cycling; water quality; sediment phosphorus dynamics; catchment scale processes
Phosphorus is an essential element to all known life and an adequate supply is required in agricultural soils to meet the demands for crop growth and grazing animal health. Its use as a fertiliser in agricultural systems across the world has increased crop yields and quality and facilitated intensification. However, as the price of fertilisers continues to rise, farmers are faced with the challenges of managing this resource and promoting nutrient efficiency in their soils.
The agri-environmental landscape has also changed, especially, since the implementation of water quality directives in Europe and on increased consumer demand for sustainably produced food from agriculture. The growing need for economic and environmental sustainability has stimulated interest in efficient P fertiliser utilization and nutrient management on farms that promotes a more targeted and soil specific approach to increase the P supplying capacities of soils under lower P input regimes, and protect against environmental losses.
This Special Issue will focus on “Soil Phosphorus Dynamics: Agronomic and Environmental Impacts”. We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all related topics including soil chemistry, phosphorus cycling, chemical and biologically mediated processes, agronomic P use efficiency, crop uptake, catchment hydrology, alternative fertilisers and products, phosphorus mitigation measures for water quality, soil and catchment scale modelling, in-stream processes, case-studies from the field, and policy positions.Dr. Karen Daly
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Soil phosphorus cycling
- Water quality protection
- Phosphorus use efficiency
- Sediment phosphorus
- Field and catchment scale losses