Special Issue "Integrated Management and Efficient Use of Nutrients in Crop Systems"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Systems and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 194

Special Issue Editor

Department of Agroecosystems and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Plac Łódzki 3, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: agroecology; cropping systems; phosphorus; recycled fertilizers; agroecosystem biodiversity; intercropping; weed ecology; weed-crop interactions; plant protection methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Most of the food that ends up on our dinner tables has its origins in the crop field. The pathway from field to table may be shorter or longer, but the beginning is always the same: the crop must build its biological yield from available nutrients. Plant nutrient stocks on the planet are finite. Increasing crop production to feed a growing population requires sound management and a more efficient use of existing nutrient pools. The integrated use of all possible nutrient resources and biogeochemical processes seems crucial. Nutrient management programs should also be tailored to specific regional cropping systems and ensure their sustainability.

This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest topical research. Reviews and opinion articles are also welcome. The papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: assessing soil nutrient levels and availability; diagnosing crop needs for specific nutrient; controlling nutrient availability through biotic and abiotic factors; plant nutrition strategies from external nutrient carriers; opportunities to improve crop nutrient use efficiency; crop nutrient removal and nutrient losses; nutrient balances in crop systems; legal, economic and environmental aspects of nutrient management in cropping systems; and farmer awareness and nutrient management perspectives across world regions.

Dr. Magdalena Jastrzębska
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • essential plant nutrients
  • residual pools of nutrients
  • fertilizers and soil amendments
  • soil functional microorganisms
  • nutrient-efficient crop varieties
  • 4R nutrient stewardship
  • nutrient cycling and recycling
  • sustainable cropping systems
  • crop yield quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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