Special Issue "Agricultural System Modeling and Its Application to Improve Soil Management and Crop Production"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 261
Interests: agricultural system modeling; carbon modeling; climate change; crop production; adaptation strategies; soil spectroscopy; carbon budgeting and credits; machine learning; remote sensing
Interests: crop modeling; soil organic carbon dynamics; conservation agriculture; agricultural water management
The global population is expected to grow to about nine billion by 2050, and food production will have to be increased by 50–70% to feed the rapidly growing population. However, agriculture is currently facing challenges due to the increased pressures on land use, water scarcity, and other natural resources. Lately, the situation has been aggravated by climate change, as it has serious negative impacts on water resources, food security, ecosystem services, and biodiversity. Therefore, the agriculture sector needs to adapt to increase food production and reduce its carbon footprint using less land, water and nutrients under a warmer environment and changing precipitation patterns resulting from climate change. Agricultural system models provide the opportunity to develop crop management practices for the future demand in climate change scenarios, and form the basis of decision-support systems for researchers and policy makers. This Special Issue aims to address the application of agricultural system models to the adaption of crop management practices, crop improvement programs, the risk assessment of weather extremes, yield gap analysis, water productivity analysis, the enhancement of soil carbon sequestration rate etc. Therefore, we invite the submission of all types of articles for this Special Issue, including original research papers, reviews and commentaries.
Dr. Nishant K. Sinha
Dr. Monoranjan Mohanty
Dr. Santanu Kumar Bal
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- agricultural system modeling
- climate change
- climate variability
- soil carbon modeling
- cropping system
- Adaptation and mitigation strategies