Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options for Crop and Food Systems

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture".

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College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, No. 2 Yuanmingyuan West Road, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: food security; crop model; climate change; farming system; crop yield; ecosystem assessment

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College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: farming system; water saving; eco-cost; eco-economic; crop cultivation; planting system optimization; stress conditions; climate change

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Dear Colleagues,

Climate change has caused substantial damages and increasingly irreversible losses in agro-ecological systems. In the agricultural system, how to coordinate the relationship between crop growth and the environment is important for the sustainable development of agriculture. At the same time, how to reduce the impact of climate change on agricultural production and make full use of the environmental changes caused by climate change is an important topic in current agricultural studies. In this context, it is necessary to promote understanding of the interactions between agriculture, ecosystems, environment, and climate change.

This Special Issue focuses on the changes in the ecological environment in the agricultural system, the response, and adaptation strategies of the agricultural system under the threat of climate change. Within this framework, studies concerning the farming system, assessment of the sustainability of agro-ecosystems, environmental impact assessment, crop growth and development under stress conditions, and the mitigation strategies of stress conditions are welcome, as are other related topics in the form of both specialized and interdisciplinary manuscripts.

Prof. Dr. Qingquan Chu
Prof. Dr. Peng Sui
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Keywords

  • sustainable crop production
  • ecosystem services
  • stress conditions
  • mitigation strategies
  • impact assessment
  • crop production
  • farming system

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Superabsorbent Seed Coating and Its Impact on Fungicide Efficacy in a Combined Treatment of Barley Seeds
by Marcela Gubišová, Martina Hudcovicová, Miroslava Hrdlicová, Katarína Ondreičková, Peter Cilík, Lenka Klčová, Šarlota Kaňuková and Jozef Gubiš
Agriculture 2024, 14(5), 707; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture14050707 - 29 Apr 2024
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The technology of seed coating with superabsorbent polymer (SAP) has the potential to mitigate the negative impact of drought on seed germination and crop establishment. However, their application on the seed surface can affect the effectiveness of pesticides used for seed treatment in [...] Read more.
The technology of seed coating with superabsorbent polymer (SAP) has the potential to mitigate the negative impact of drought on seed germination and crop establishment. However, their application on the seed surface can affect the effectiveness of pesticides used for seed treatment in the protection against phytopathogens. In our work, the influence of the Aquaholder®Seed polymer coating on the effectiveness of fungicides in the protection of germinating seeds of spring barley cv. Bojos and Laudis against the fungal pathogen Bipolaris sorokiniana was studied. One-half of the seeds were first treated with fungicides, and then a polymer was applied. Fungicide efficacy was evaluated in a Petri dish test and pot test under the pathogen attack. Seed coating with SAP did not negatively affect fungicide efficacy. The percentage of germinated seeds, seedling emergence, plant height, and symptoms of the disease in the fungicide-treated variants were not significantly changed by the SAP application. Moreover, in cv. Laudis, the application of SAP alone partially protected germinating seeds against pathogen attack. The amount of pathogen DNA in plant tissues of cv. Laudis was not significantly different among seed treatments, while in cv. Bojos, the pathogen DNA increased in seeds coated with SAP alone but decreased in combined treatment with fungicides. These results demonstrated that SAP seed coating does not negatively affect the efficacy of fungicides used for seed protection against fungal pathogens. Full article
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