Special Issue on Sustainable Agriculture

Submission Deadline: Jan. 1, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Evans Asenso
      Department of Agricultural Water-Soil Engineering, College of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
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    • Fuseini Issaka
      College of Natural Resource and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
    • Adam Sheka Kanu
      Sierra Leone Agricultural Institute, Freetown, Sierra Leone
    • Samuel Appah
      Department of Agricultural Equipment Engineering, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China
    • Eric Amoah Asante
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koforidua Technical University, Koforidua, Ghana
    • Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah
      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Crop Research Institute, Accra, Ghana
    • Tian Kai
      Department of Agricultural Water-Soil Engineering, College of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
  • Introduction

    Sustainability means keeping an effort going continuously, or the ability to last out and keep from falling. So sustainable agriculture means successful management of resources for agriculture to satisfy the changing human needs, while maintaining or enhancing the quality of environment and conserving natural resources. Crop yields remaining stagnant, pesticides polluting the eco-systems, reducing soil fertility, imbalance in host-parasite and predator-parasite relationships have pushed agriculture into dangerous mode. Scientists have looked into the production technologies that facilitated ecological imbalances. Long term projections have indicated that agriculture is being subjected to diminishing returns with severe damage to eco-systems. Hence, in recent years a concept of sustainable agriculture is developed in order to ensure that the agro-eco-systems are stabilized and sustained crop yields are assured on long term basis. It is sustainable agriculture which ensures pollution-free food production and which also ensures continuation of agriculture with least damage to eco-system. This is because, sustainable agriculture involves practices such as organic farming, biological and natural control of pests, emphasis of watershed approach to conserve the soil and water, build-up of microflora in close harmony with beneficial soil - inhabitants and advocates the minimal use of synthetic chemicals.

    Aims and Scope:

    Special Issue of Sustainable Agriculture under Earth Science (ISSN Print: 2328-5974 and ISSN Online: 2328-5982) seeks to publish high quality of original research, short communication and reviews on sustainable agriculture to improve agricultural production. It actively seeks submissions from academicians and researchers researching into sustainability of agriculture. Special Issue of Sustainable Agriculture is determined to make the leading Special Issue in its regular issues of Earth Science. Primary research articles should report hypothesis driven investigations that provide new insights into sustainable agriculture and that determine productivity and properties for more exploitation. Review articles are welcome but they must be critical in approach and provide particularly new and far reaching insights. Submissions of original articles, short communication and review should be in English.

    Areas covered in the Special Issue of Sustainable Agriculture in include but not limited to:
    1. Soil Fertility
    2. Soil
    3. Soil Management
    4. Agronomy
    5. Crop Management
    6. Field Crops
    7. Environment
    8. Soil and Water Conservation
    9. Irrigation
    10. Water Use Productivity
    11. Plant Protection
    12. Crop Physiology
    13. Artificial Intelligence applied in Agriculture
    14. Post-Harvest Management

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.esjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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