Special Issue "Evapotranspiration and Plant Irrigation Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019.
This Special Issue of the journal Water will present the state of art of the factors (ecological, physiological, physical, agronomic, economic, genetic and socio-economic factors, etc.) affecting evapotranspiration and irrigation strategies. Appropriate and precise estimations of evapotranspiration (water consumed) and water supplied to crops (rainfall and irrigation) may contribute positively to food security and food safety, while contributing to climate change mitigation and the reduction of groundwater pollution.
Herewith a non-exhaustive list of topics related to this Special Issue (in alphabetical order):
- Crop coefficients estimations (traditional and innovative methods, as with remote sensing,
- Crop sensors for estimating crop water status,
- Economics of irrigation water management,
- Effective rainfall,
- Effects of reduced amount of soil organic matter on irrigation strategies,
- Genetic studies to improve water-use efficiency of cultivated crops for different purposes (agriculture, landscapes, land degradation, etc.).
- Irrigation management for specialty crops
- Irrigation management for urban horticulture,
- Irrigation water quality,
- Measuring soil moisture and soil water holding capacity,
- Partitioning of evapotranspiration in remote sensing-based models,
- Precision irrigation for farm sustainability and environmental protection,
- Soil conditioners and mulches for enhancing soil properties, in particular soil water availability,
- Solar fertigation and other environmentally-friendly irrigation methods, and
- Variable rate irrigation,
Each of the above topics may contribute in meeting crop demand for optimum water productivity. The Guest Editors are confident that scientists will join this Special Issue by submitting papers on “Evapotranspiration and Plant Irrigation Strategies”.
Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Freire Ribeiro Ferreira
Prof. Dr. Arturo Alvino
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.
- Irrigation scheduling
- Irrigation planning
- Plant-water relationship