Special Issue "Environmental Impacts under Sustainable Conservation Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: sustainable agriculture; biochar; soil chemistry; greenhouse gas emissions; soil health
Conventional agricultural management practices often times adversely impact soil health, water quality, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thus, sustainable, and organic agricultural practices are being implemented in order to sustain soil health, water, and air quality. Efforts are currently underway on practices such as no-tillage (NT), reduced tillage, cover cropping, composting, biochar addition, diversified crop rotation, and organic managements without usage of synthetic chemicals (fertilizer, herbicide) to improve environmental quality, sustain crop yield, and food security. A number of past studies indicate that soil health can be enhanced by sustainable, and organic management practices, however, data on water quality, and GHG emissions, especially under long-term studies, and in comparison to conventional managements are scarce. The special issue of “Sustainability” aims to seek research, and review papers that demonstrate environmental (soil, water, air) impacts of various on-farm, and in-field sustainable in contrast to conventional management strategies across the globe.
Dr. Atanu Mukherjee
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. Sustainability 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 1800 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.
- sustainable agriculture
- organic farming
- no-tillage (NT)
- reduced tillage
- cover crop
- soil health
- water quality
- greenhouse gas (GHG) emission
- food security