Special Issue "Nutrient Management for Resilient Crop Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 July 2023) | Viewed by 11849
The adverse effects of climate change on crop production have received great attention in recent times. Efforts to mitigate the negative impacts have mainly focused on breeding and selection, leading to varietal improvements in the enhanced tolerance to drought, salinity, submergence, pest, and diseases, as well as in nutrient recovery and nutrient use efficiency. However, there is a critical need to find a technological fit between improved genotypes and effective nutrient management to ensure sustainable crop production under less-than-ideal growing conditions. Ascertaining the nutrient requirement for crop growth under specific soil and environmental conditions and understanding the plant and soil’s capacity to supply the required nutrients is critical for sustainable crop production. The application of the basic strategy of 4R fertilizer stewardship, which involves application of the right fertilizer source at the right rate, right time, and right place to achieve the economic, social, and environmental goals for each situation, is needed to develop resilient cropping system in the current spate of climate change. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight innovative nutrient management strategies that could adequately fortify plants to withstand the negative impacts of climate change. We welcome manuscripts on novel strategies for improving plant performance at limiting nutrient levels and agricultural productivity.
Dr. Sampson Agyin-Birikorang
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- nutrient use efficiency
- nutrient uptake
- dry matter yield
- food security
- organic matter