Agricultural Water-Land-Plant System Engineering

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2025 | Viewed by 152

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College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Interests: water saving and efficient utilization of water resources in agriculture; sprinkler and surface irrigation technology; fertigation scheduling; SPAC system modeling
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College of Water Resources and Civil Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: irrigation performance evaluation; irrigation systems management; variable rate irrigation; smart irrigation; fertilization; new technology and equipment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world is facing the enormous challenge of increasing our food production capacity by 55% by 2050 to meet the needs of an estimated 9.7 billion people. However, under the influence of climate change, water shortage and soil degradation, the vulnerability of agricultural production has increased. In order to promote food production, the agricultural production system of water use, land conditions and crop growth should be taken into account together. Rational regulation and control methods for soil, water, fertilizer, salt, heat and crop systems should be studied and then adopted to achieve efficient food production and the sustainable use of agricultural resources.

The Special Issue focuses on the latest research results in systems engineering for agricultural water–land condition–crop growth, including the regulation mechanism of crop water, fertilizer, salt, heat and microclimate, water-saving irrigation, agronomic technologies and modes, comprehensive observation and simulation technology of farmland ecosystems, and agricultural production management modes to cope with climate change. We welcome original research papers, review articles and short notes.

Prof. Dr. Haijun Liu
Prof. Dr. Haijun Yan
Guest Editors

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  • plant–water–land nexus
  • agricultural production vulnerability
  • soil–water–salt–nutrient–heat–crop system modelling
  • comprehensive observation means
  • water-saving irrigation
  • climate change
  • smart irrigation
  • irrigation systems management

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