Effects of Tillage Erosion on Soil Fertility and Crop Production

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 239

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College of Forestry, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
Interests: tillage operation; soil erosion; soil loss; erosion process; soil fertility

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soil fertility degradation is a global problem that can cause a series of serious environmental, ecological, and agricultural issues, such as heightened flood susceptibility and decreased land productivity in sloping farmlands. The dynamics of nutrients and soil fertility are intricately linked to the process of soil redistribution resulting from tillage operations. It is widely recognized that long-term tillage leads to a significant translocation of soils, which has the potential to alter the physicochemical characteristics and functions of soil, particularly in hilly terrains.

It is imperative to evaluate soil fertility in order to address these issues and guarantee food safety. Nevertheless, there is a scarcity of information on the impact of tillage erosion processes on the spatial variations in soil fertility and crop production on the hillslopes.

This Special Issue aims to cover a wide range of theoretical and experimental studies related to tillage processes, ranging from ploughing to harvesting. This also includes the conservation tillage practices of leading-edge technologies in steep hillslope landscapes, and new and innovative techniques of improved fertility for increases in agricultural production. We welcome and encourage authors to various types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews.

Dr. Yong Wang
Guest Editor

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  • long-term tillage operation
  • soil redistribution via tillage
  • change in soil quality
  • human agricultural land management
  • tillage-induced erosion and/or deposition

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