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Special Issue "Low Carbon Agriculture and Low Reactive Nitrogen Losses under Intensification"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 8073
Special Issue Editor
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Interests: carbon footprint; nitrogen footprint; reactive nitrogen; greenhouse gases; nitrous oxide; greenhouse gas intensity; carbon budget; biochar; nitrogen use efficiency
Special Issue Information
To simultaneously feed the population and protect our environment, it’s critical to develop sustainable agriculture techniques under the context of intensification of production and global climate change. Excessive reactive nitrogen losses and greenhouse gas emissions inevitably lead to serious environmental consequences.
It’s imperative to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions such as nitrous oxide and methane emissions and improve ecosystem carbon budget, soil carbon sequestration, and lower reactive nitrogen losses including NH3, N2O, NO, NO3- losses while obtaining desirable crop productivity. Carbon and nitrogen footprint are closely related, and both are vital for realizing sustainable agriculture. Research works and reviews are welcome to understand the mechanisms of various approaches and strategies for sustainable low carbon and nitrogen agriculture from various agroecosystems, including staple crops, vegetable crops, pastures, and so on. Procedures involved in various reactive nitrogen and greenhouse gas production and emissions are key advancements in this special issue. Microbial mechanisms are critical for mitigating reactive nitrogen and greenhouse gases. Let’s serve together to meet a better environment and lifestyle by exploring the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions, reactive nitrogen losses, and crop production.
Prof. Dr. Zhengqin Xiong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- carbon footprint
- nitrogen footprint
- reactive nitrogen
- greenhouse gases
- nitrous oxide
- greenhouse gas intensity
- carbon budget
- nitrogen use efficiency