Special Issue "Agroecology: Principles and Application for Efficient and Sustainable Agricultural Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Dr. M. Anowarul Islam
University of Wyoming, 1000 E, University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
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Interests: germplasm search and evaluation; best management practices for profitable and sustainable crops and livestock production; grazing management and integration with cropping systems; establishment and incorporation of legumes into grass systems; alternative/multipurpose use of forages; forage nutritive value; seed production
Intensification of world agricultural production and striving to maximize economic returns have brought important environmental and social consequences. Along with these consequences, climate change, volatile markets, and agroecosystem vulnerability to urbanization have become a challenge to producers and researchers in pursuit of developing highly-adaptable, productive, yet environmentally-friendly production practices. Agricultural crops and grasslands play a major role in many nations’ economy. However, agricultural efficiency and productivity have been declining. There are a number of factors that contribute to this low efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. Examples include declining plant diversity, reduction of biodiversity, less adapted plant species, monoculture practices, soil degradation, especially soil mining, and rapid urbanization. Maintaining plant diversity with adapted species is important for the productivity, efficiency, and resiliency of agricultural production systems. This Special Issue assembles critical studies within agricultural crop and grassland production systems that apply agroecology principles. Papers for this Special Issue will address a variety of agroecological topics. Examples include, but are not limited to, agroecology, priciples of agroecology, application of agroecoclogy in agricultural crop and grassland production systems, agronomic crops and management, forage crops and their management and utilization, pasture systems and grazing management, plant diversity, plant physiology, biodiversity, plant-soil interaction, soil and environment, microbial community, and economic consideration. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Dr. M. Anowarul Islam
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- agricultural crop
- forage crop
- microbial community
- plant diversity and physiology
- soil and environment