Crop Response to Water Deficit Stress

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 165

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1. Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Resources, Yangling, Xianyang 712100, China
2. State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Xianyang 712100, China
Interests: water management; water use efficiency; plant nutrition; nitrogen use efficiency; crop physiology; abiotic stresses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water deficiency imposes drought stress and can cause sizeable reductions in crop yield and, what is more, it is one of the greatest limitations that modern-day crop production schemes must manage to maximize crop yield. Moreover, with the impacts of global warming, there is a threat that water resources will be exacerbated in the near future. Water stress (drought) triggers various plant responses that affect both cellular and whole plant growth and development. Therefore, understanding how crops respond to water deficiency can facilitate the cultivation of drought-adapted varieties that enhance crop productivity in the face of climate change. This Special Issue addresses interdisciplinary studies embracing agriculture with disciplines that range from basic biology, which highlights the response of crops to water stress, to cropping systems that integrate investigations of soil, crops, and their environment. We welcome all types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews. We also welcome the latest research results on morphology, physiology, and molecular studies, as well as strategies for improving crop water use efficiency and productivity under field conditions.

Prof. Dr. Shiwen Wang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • water deficient stress
  • drought stress
  • water use efficiency
  • drought tolerance
  • crop water productivity

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