Effects of Cropping Systems on Crop Yields and Soil Degradation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 310

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Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Vladimira Preloga 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: agroecology; conservation agriculture; sustainable crop production; climate smart agriculture; fertilization; sustainable soil/land management; sustainability of agroecosystems
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Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Vladimira Preloga 1, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: plant nutrition; fertilization; sustainable soil management; conservation agriculture; carbon sequestration

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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: soil microbiology; microbial ecology; plant growth promotion; root symbionts; microbial communities
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Dear Colleagues,

Crop production can be defined as active, challenging, and extremely dynamic and is conditioned by a number of factors (e.g., climate, soil, economic factors, etc.). It is a fundamental basic human activity. Many challenges in today's agriculture can only aggravate this influence, especially in relation to climate change, soil degradation, population growth, etc. Regarding soil degradation, agriculture should be viewed in causal or cause-and-effect relationships and, relating this fact, adaptative measures should be observed in the prescribed measures.

Soil degradation has multiple and complex impacts on the global environment through a series of direct and indirect processes that affect a large number of ecosystem functions and services, including climatic regulation, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, and increased biodiversity.

Increasing degradation of agricultural soils caused by a number of natural and anthropogenic factors brings the role of different adaptation and mitigation platforms into focus along with different measures that are able to cope with these problems, following the principles of sustainable soil management.

Only inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary approaches to the investigation and implementation of different adaptive platforms and measures can help in dealing with and prevailing against many of the accumulating problems in relation to crop production and soil degradation.

Prof. Dr. Irena Jug
Prof. Dr. Boris Đurđević
Dr. Vlad Stoian
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  • crop production
  • yield and yield quality
  • soil degradation
  • climate change
  • conservation soil tillage
  • adaptive crop production technology
  • agro-ecosystems resilience
  • crop production modelling
  • food security

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