Special Issue "Smart Agriculture and Innovative Fertilizers for Sustainable Cropping Systems"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Agriculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Domenico Ronga
Website SciProfiles
Leading Guest Editor
Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali - CRPA, Viale Timavo, 43/2, 42121, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Interests: low input system; organic agriculture; sustainability; crop production; composting; digestate; by-products; biostimulant; biofertilizer; abiotic stress; precision agriculture
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Prof. Roberto Ferrise
Guest Editor
Department of AGRIculture, food, environment and forestry - University of Florence (DAGRI) Piazzale delle Cascine, 18 50144 Firenze. Italy
Interests: Agrometeorology; ecophysiology; crop modelling; climate change impact assessment; adaptation and mitigation strategies; precision agriculture; seasonal forecast; model assisted ideotyping
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Smart agricultural practices are required in order to increase food security for the growing global population. Agricultural production is often related to high inputs—especially in the form of synthetic fertilizers. Since the beginning of the green revolution, such practices have led to soil degradation and the release of environmental pollutants. From this perspective, in this Special Issue we will focus on innovative agricultural practices and fertilizers that are able to improve agricultural sustainability. We welcome studies concerning new approaches for smart agricultural techniques including studies on precision and digital agriculture and fertilizer development, as well as studies that explore the application of precision farming techniques to reduce external inputs or increase their effectiveness. We especially encourage authors which develop strategies or products able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to the mitigation of climate change and simultaneously increasing food security. Moreover, we would like to include contributions that focus on how to improve farmers’ income while preserving agricultural sustainability.

Dr. Domenico Ronga
Prof. Roberto Ferrise
Guest Editors

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.


  • sustainability
  • low input
  • fertilizer
  • life cycle assessment
  • carbon sequestration
  • precision agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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