Special Issue "Sustainable Cropping Practices to Counteract Environmental Stresses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: abiotic stresses; crop yield; plant ecophysiology; plant resistance; sustainability of crop production
Crop plants are frequently exposed to environmental stresses, such as low water availability, salinity, high/low temperatures, high irradiance, hypoxia/anoxia, hail, atmospheric pollutants, and mineral deficiency/toxicity, which influence their yield and quality. As these impacts will be potentiated in the future in many areas of the world by global change and reduced availability of fertile land, sustainable environmentally and economically agronomic practices to boost the resilience of crops are a priority in order to ensure food security for a continuously growing human population. This Special Issue seeks to assemble contributions (research papers and a reduced number of reviews) that advance our knowledge about innovative cropping practices against those threats. Examples include but are not limited to choice of species, cultivars and scion cultivar and rootstock combination, sowing and planting periods, plant density, pruning and training systems, and row orientation, use of protective nets, and the adequate management of irrigation, fertilization (soil and foliar sprays), and soil (no-tillage, cover crops, mulch, and biochar, zeolites, wood ash, municipal solid waste, and lime amendments), as well the application of plant protectors and enhancers of plant resistance, including different types of minerals and organic substances. We strongly encourage submission of manuscripts based on interdisciplinary studies with a solution-oriented approach.
Prof. Dr. Carlos M. Correia
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.
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- abiotic stresses
- agronomic practices
- crop quality
- crop yield
- food security
- global change
- plant ecophysiology
- plant resistance
- sustainability of crop production