Special Issue "Research on Irrigation Strategies for Sustainable Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: deficit irrigation; plant physiology; ornamental plants; stress physiology; evapotranspiration; salinity; water relations; tree nut crops; intrinsic water use efficiency
Interests: reclaimed water; desalinated water; salinity and water stress; plant physiology; water status; agronomic parameters; isotopic discrimination ; spectral and thermal data; citrus; olive; almond
The conservation of water resources is a key aspect for the economic and environmental sustainability of all types of agricultural systems. Among all abiotic stresses, drought is the major constraint affecting plant physiological processes, causing huge production losses in agriculture. Water scarcity is very common in many areas of the world, and numerous studies deal with this topic, leading to the development of new irrigation strategies such as regulated deficit irrigation, partial root drying, and sustained deficit irrigation.
In this context, managing global water resources is one of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, and there is a considerable pressure in agriculture to produce crops more efficiently by reducing water use. This knowledge is necessary to optimize a sustainable high-quality production without compromising the economic value of the crop, and thus, to propose best irrigation management practices.
This Special Issue aims at collecting original and quantitative studies dealing with any technique of irrigation management. Studies done in any type of crop (fruit trees species, forest, herbaceous, horticultural or ornamental crops) and under field or controlled environmental conditions are welcome. Submissions on the following topics are invited: (1) Development of deficit irrigation strategies and quantifying irrigation requirements in the development stages; 2) determination of the minimum water level for acceptable quality; (3) understanding of morphological and physiological plant response to water management; (4) assessment of the indices performance to detect water stress; and (5) identification of tolerance mechanisms development by the species to water stress and evaluation their adaptability to such conditions. Manuscripts where the management of irrigation with low quality waters is evaluated are particularly welcome, as marginal waters are very often used in deficit irrigation strategies.
Dr. Sara Álvarez
Dr. Cristina Romero-Trigueros
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- plant physiology
- water quality
- water resources management
- environmental stresses
- water stress
- water use efficiency
- abiotic stress tolerance