Special Issue "Sustainability and Digitalization of Organic Agriculture"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vasile Stoleru
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Department of Horticultural Technologies, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Life Sciences", 3 M. Sadoveanu, 700440 Iasi, Romania
Interests: organic food science; management of vegetable growing; plant nutrition; conventional production systems; horticulture biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Caruso
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici (Naples), Italy
Interests: vegetable crops; conventional farming; organic management; soilless growing; fertilization; biofortification; microorganism inoculation; light modification; yield components; quality indicators; antioxidants; mineral element composition; residual biomass valorization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue regards the advanced digitalization technologies related to all aspects of organic agriculture which provide high levels of quality and safety to the system. Scientists are encouraged to publish their experimental and theoretical detailed results in the form of reviews, research papers, or communications, with no text length restrictions. Experimental details should be provided so that research can be reproduced within the frame of digitalization and new technologies assuring appropriate farming practices for system sustainability.

The following topics are of interest:

  • Ethical aspects of organic agriculture development;
  • Policies and laws relating to organic farming;
  • Changing consumption and patterns;
  • Plant electrophysiological potential for contributing to organic agriculture;
  • Digitalization contribution to irrigation, fertilization, and pest and disease control in organic agriculture;
  • Monitoring the pollutant effect in organic agriculture;
  • Enhancing agro-ecosystem health;
  • Health-related aspects of sustainability;
  • Digitalization in organic animal production;
  • Digitalization in organic food processing;
  • Food quality and safety in the processing chain in organic agriculture.

Prof. Dr. Vasile Stoleru
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Caruso
Guest Editors

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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • digitalization
  • organic farming
  • high-tech agriculture
  • security and sustainability of agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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