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Special Issue "Fertigation in Agriculture: Challenges and Solutions"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 5319
Special Issue Editors
Interests: sprinkler irrigation; micro-irrigation; vadose zone transport of water and solute; fertigation management; crop water use
Interests: micro-irrigation; modeling of water and solute transport; fertigation management; crop water use; sewage effluent irrigation
Special Issue Information
Fertigation management is facing several challenges, from becoming more environmentally sustainable to lowering the production cost. Improved fertigation efficiency can make agriculture more competitive and sustainable. Optimized fertilization by avoiding over-application and reducing nutrient leaching and losses has always been the focus of research. Micro-level understanding of the complex processes comprising nutrient transport, uptake, assimilation, and recycling will need to be paralleled by similar efforts to understand nutrient cycling in ecosystems. Automated irrigation systems have proven to be efficient in optimizing water use efficiency and agricultural production. The advancement of smart technology has allowed the development and evaluation of various methodologies for monitoring water and nutrient status of crops and soil automatically to apply fertilizer without human intervention. Overall, the purpose of this Special Issue is to publish original research and review articles that discuss novel technologies, equipment, strategies, and simulations in efficient fertigation.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- New technologies and equipment to improve fertigation efficiency;
- Optimization strategies for farm-level and regional fertigation management;
- Evaluation of environmental impact of fertigation practices;
- Applications of novel model and intelligent algorithms in nutrient cycling and management.
Prof. Dr. Yanfeng Li
Dr. Zhen Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- optimized fertigation scheduling
- water and fertilizer management
- environmental impact
- nutrient cycling
- new technology and equipment
- automatic fertilization