Special Issue "Risks and Benefits of Pasture Irrigation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asim Biswas
Guest Editor
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
Interests: soil physics; vadose zone hydrology; precision agriculture; proximal soil sensing; digital soil mapping; soil spatial variability
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Henry Wai Chau
Guest Editor
Department of Soil and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University
Interests: soil and water management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pasture systems are highly complex, involving interactions between pasture growth, animal intake, irrigation management, soil water dynamics, plant nutrient dynamics, environmental constraints, and integrated management systems. Climate variability, groundwater depletion, and environmental protection are putting pressure on the sustainability of irrigation in pasture systems. To face these challenges, the irrigation industry must develop and adopt innovative technologies and management practices that optimize economic outcomes, while also minimizing environmental impact. Innovative irrigation technologies and management may enhance agricultural water use efficiency and production, while decreasing the water demand and quality issues. I am very pleased to invite you to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue entitled “Risks and Benefits of Pasture Irrigation”, assessing current challenges and offering improvement approaches and opportunities for future irrigation under pasture systems.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asim Biswas
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Henry Wai Chau
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • pasture water management
  • pasture water use efficiency
  • agricultural irrigation
  • soil water management
  • irrigation tools and technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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