Agricultural Water and Fertilizer Management for Crop Production

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Nutrition".

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College of agricultural science and engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Interests: irrigation drainage theory and water-saving technology; water and land resource planning and management; water and soil conservation and desertification control; land and water planning and management for crop production

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Plant Physiology Laboratory, Crop Science Department, Agricultural University of Athens, Lera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: plant physiology; plant nutrition physiology; sulfur physiology; sulfur nutrition; sulfur use effi-ciency; fertilization with sulfur-containing fertilizers; sulfur interactions with iron, nitrogen, and phosphorus, focusing on graminaceous species
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Dear Colleagues,

With the steady growth in global food demand, food security is an important topic of concern. This is especially true in the current context, with the uncertainty of climate change, war, epidemics, etc. Field management methods, such as soil amendment, irrigation, drainage and fertilization, are significantly conducive to crop growth and increase crop yield. As the relationship between field management and crop productivity is not usually linear, the impacts of input and output, non-point source pollution and carbon emissions need to be comprehensively coordinated. Therefore, elucidating the mechanism of field management to improve crop productivity not only represents a compelling research topic, but could also have a positive impact on future food security and intelligent agricultural production. The way in which field management affects comprehensive crop productivity is a timely topic, and one that is extensively explored in this Special Issue. We welcome both critical review articles and original research articles. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to, the following: soil amendment; irrigation and drainage; fertilization optimization; crop comprehensive production; and crop growth simulation.

Prof. Dr. Guangcheng Shao
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios L. Bouranis
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Keywords

  • soil amendment
  • irrigation and drainage
  • fertilization optimization
  • crop comprehensive production
  • crop growth simulation

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Yield and Grain Quality of Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Depending on the Different Farming Systems (Organic vs. Integrated vs. Conventional)
by Katarzyna Mitura, Grażyna Cacak-Pietrzak, Beata Feledyn-Szewczyk, Tomasz Szablewski and Marcin Studnicki
Plants 2023, 12(5), 1022; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12051022 - 23 Feb 2023
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Genotype (cultivar), soil and climatic conditions, the agrotechnology used, and the interaction of the factors mentioned play a key role in the yield and quality of wheat grain. Currently, the European Union recommends the balanced use of mineral fertilisers and plant protection products [...] Read more.
Genotype (cultivar), soil and climatic conditions, the agrotechnology used, and the interaction of the factors mentioned play a key role in the yield and quality of wheat grain. Currently, the European Union recommends the balanced use of mineral fertilisers and plant protection products in agricultural production (integrated production) or the use of only natural production methods (organic production). The aim of the study was to compare the yield and grain quality of four spring common wheat cultivars Harenda, Kandela, Mandaryna, and Serenada, grown under three farming systems: organic (ORG), integrated (INT), and conventional (CONV). A three-year field experiment was conducted between 2019 and 2021 at the Osiny Experimental Station (Poland, 51°27′ N; 22°2′ E). The results showed that significantly the highest wheat grain yield (GY) was obtained at INT, while the lowest was obtained at ORG. The physicochemical and rheological characteristics of the grain were significantly influenced by the cultivar factor and, with the exception of 1000 grain weight (TGW) and ash content (AC), by the farming system. There were also numerous interactions between the cultivar and farming systems, which suggests different performances of cultivars and, in fact, that some cultivars are better or worse suited to different production systems. The exceptions were protein content (PC) and falling number (FN), which were significantly highest in grain with CONV and lowest in grain with ORG farming systems. Full article
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