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 243815
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Rainfall Characteristics and Tillage on Sheet Erosion and Maize Grain Yield in Semiarid Conditions and Granitic Sandy Soils of Zimbabwe

Adelaide Munodawafa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 476821
  • - Research Article

Organic Matter and Barium Absorption by Plant Species Grown in an Area Polluted with Scrap Metal Residue

Cleide Aparecida Abreu | Mariana Cantoni | ... | Jorge Paz-Ferreiro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 817107
  • - Research Article

Cadmium and Zinc Concentration in Grain of Durum Wheat in Relation to Phosphorus Fertilization, Crop Sequence and Tillage Management

Xiaopeng Gao | Cynthia A. Grant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 769357
  • - Research Article

Oilseed Meal Effects on the Emergence and Survival of Crop and Weed Species

Katie L. Rothlisberger | Frank M. Hons | ... | Scott A. Senseman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 940954
  • - Research Article

Promoting Cassava as an Industrial Crop in Ghana: Effects on Soil Fertility and Farming System Sustainability

S. Adjei-Nsiah | Owuraku Sakyi-Dawson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 870948
  • - Research Article

Response of Maize (Zea mays L.) to Different Rates of Palm Bunch Ash Application in the Semi-deciduous Forest Agro-ecological Zone of Ghana

S. Adjei-Nsiah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 104826
  • - Review Article

Managing the Nutrition of Plants and People

Philip J. White | Martin R. Broadley | Peter J. Gregory
Applied and Environmental Soil Science
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Acceptance to publication48 days
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