Applied and Environmental Soil Science

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture


Publishing date
04 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK

2Faculty of Environmental Sciences, The University of Sidney, NSW 2006, Australia

3CEIGRAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

4Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruña, 15001 A Coruña, Spain


Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture

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, 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:

  • 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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 850739
  • - Editorial

Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Philip J. White | John W. Crawford | ... | Rosario García Moreno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 539582
  • - Research Article

N, P, and K Budgets and Changes in Selected Topsoil Nutrients over 10 Years in a Long-Term Experiment with Conventional and Organic Crop Rotations

Audun Korsaeth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 548620
  • - Research Article

Impact of No-Tillage and Conventional Tillage Systems on Soil Microbial Communities

Reji P. Mathew | Yucheng Feng | ... | Kipling S. Balkcom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 826236
  • - Research Article

Evolution of Soil Biochemical Parameters in Rainfed Crops: Effect of Organic and Mineral Fertilization

Marta M. Moreno | Carmen Moreno | ... | Ramón Meco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 157068
  • - Research Article

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Changes in Soil and Soil Water after Cultivation

Mark Watkins | Hayley Castlehouse | ... | David M. Nash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 608275
  • - Research Article

Effect of Management Practices on Soil Microstructure and Surface Microrelief

R. Garcia Moreno | T. Burykin | ... | J. W. Crawford
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 650206
  • - Research Article

Nitrate-Nitrogen Leaching from Onion Bed under Furrow and Drip Irrigation Systems

Parmodh Sharma | Manoj K. Shukla | ... | Pradip Adhikari
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 696174
  • - Review Article

Soil Health Management under Hill Agroecosystem of North East India

R. Saha | R. S. Chaudhary | J. Somasundaram
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 673926
  • - Review Article

Soil Degradation-Induced Decline in Productivity of Sub-Saharan African Soils: The Prospects of Looking Downwards the Lowlands with the Sawah Ecotechnology

Sunday E. Obalum | Mohammed M. Buri | ... | Toshiyuki Wakatsuki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 687160
  • - Research Article

Lifestyle Influence on the Content of Copper, Zinc and Rubidium in Wild Mushrooms

J. A. Campos | J. A. De Toro | ... | R. García-Moreno
Applied and Environmental Soil Science
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