Applied and Environmental Soil Science

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture 2013


Publishing date
30 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1The James Hutton Institute, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK

2Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

3CEIGRAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture 2013

Description

The soil sustains most living organisms, being the ultimate source of their mineral nutrients. The management of soils determines whether mineral elements become deficient or toxic to plants, as well as their entry into the food chain. Soil management is important, both directly and indirectly, to crop productivity, environmental sustainability, and human health.

Because of the projected increase in world population, and the consequent necessity for the intensification of food production, the management of soils will become a pressing issue in the coming years. To achieve future food security, the management of soils in a sustainable manner will be the challenge, through proper nutrient management and appropriate soil conservation practices. Research will be needed to avoid further degradation of soils, through erosion and contamination, and to produce sufficient safe and nutritious food for healthy diets.

In this context, the aim of this special issue is to present the research carried to assure sustainability of soil through the management to assure crop productivity and food security.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Organic and inorganic amendments affecting nutritional value and productivity of crops
  • Tillage management operations to assure sustainable agriculture
  • Indicators of agricultural productivity to evaluate nutritional value of crops
  • Effects of soil erosion on productivity and future sustainability
  • Guidelines for application rates of organic and inorganic amendments based on macro- and micronutrient composition to ensure nutritional value of crops
  • Sustainable management practices of agricultural lands to ensure production and quality of food

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aess/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/aess/smsa13/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 536825
  • - Editorial

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture 2013

Philip J. White | John W. Crawford | ... | Rosario García Moreno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 283468
  • - Review Article

Managing the Selenium Content in Soils in Semiarid Environments through the Recycling of Organic Matter

R. Garcia Moreno | R. Burdock | ... | J. W. Crawford
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 679467
  • - Research Article

Is Ridge Cultivation Sustainable? A Case Study from the Haean Catchment, South Korea

Marianne Ruidisch | Sebastian Arnhold | ... | Christina Bogner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 790795
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Copper and Zinc in Soils of a Vineyard Region in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Gláucia Cecília Gabrielli dos Santos | Gustavo Souza Valladares | ... | Célia Regina Grego
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 487865
  • - Research Article

Effect of Continuous Agriculture of Grassland Soils of the Argentine Rolling Pampa on Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen

Luis A. Milesi Delaye | Alicia B. Irizar | ... | Bruno Mary
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 354965
  • - Review Article

The Role of Biochar in Ameliorating Disturbed Soils and Sequestering Soil Carbon in Tropical Agricultural Production Systems

Wolde Mekuria | Andrew Noble
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 543095
  • - Research Article

Fertility Evaluation of Limed Brazilian Soil Polluted with Scrap Metal Residue

Flávia Almeida Gabos | Aline Reneé Coscione | ... | Gláucia Cecília Gabrielli dos Santos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 268768
  • - Research Article

Molecular Identification of Fungal Communities in a Soil Cultivated with Vegetables and Soil Suppressiveness to Rhizoctonia solani

Silvana Pompéia Val-Moraes | Eliamar Aparecida Nascimbem Pedrinho | ... | Lucia Maria Carareto-Alves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 581984
  • - Review Article

Filter Cake and Vinasse as Fertilizers Contributing to Conservation Agriculture

Renato de Mello Prado | Gustavo Caione | Cid Naudi Silva Campos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 601058
  • - Research Article

A Case of Cyperus spp. and Imperata cylindrica Occurrences on Acrisol of the Dahomey Gap in South Benin as Affected by Soil Characteristics: A Strategy for Soil and Weed Management

Brahima Kone | Guillaume Lucien Amadji | ... | Joël Huat
Applied and Environmental Soil Science
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