Special Issue "Soil Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chang Oh Hong
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Guest Editor
Department of Life Science and Environmental Biochemistry, Pusan National University, Miryang 50463, Korea
Interests: soil; greenhouse gas; nitrous oxide; nitrate leaching; nitrogen; ammonia; fine particulate matter; cadmium; arsenic; phytoavailability
Prof. Dr. Sang Yoon Kim
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural life Science, Sunchon National University, Suncheon, Korea
Interests: GHG emissions; ammonia volatilization; microbial diversity; soil organic matter; carbon cycling; nitrogen cycling; methane dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of the journal Agriculture entitled “Soil Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture” under the Section Agricultural Soils.

Agricultural soil plays a sink or source role for the global carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) depending on land use and management. There is increased interest in finding methods and soil management practices to minimize C and N depletion in order to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. An increase in soil C and N quality and quantity can be achieved through the adoption of appropriate soil management practices, including cropping systems, tillage operations, fertilizations, biodiversity, and soil amendments, among others. There is an urgent need to enhance the scientific understanding of source, mechanisms, and processes that deplete the soil organic carbon stock (SOC), mitigate GHC, and increase SOC stabilization with the application of available N. Therefore, knowledge of key factors and processes that promote the stability of soil C and N is crucial to adopt site-specific practices that reduce emission of GHGs.

This Special Issue focuses on the role of different factors in controlling emission of GHGs, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, and determining global warming potential, with a major emphasis on the best soil management practices, and enabling tools for obtaining high yields. This issue particularly invites highly interdisciplinary studies embracing disciplines from agriculture and soil science to the environment and humans. All types of articles, such as original research and reviews, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Chang Oh Hong
Prof. Dr. Sang Yoon Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Prof. Dr. Chang Oh Hong
Prof. Dr. Sang Yoon Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • greenhouse gas
  • soil management
  • global warming potential
  • soil organic carbon
  • soil nitrogen
  • carbon dioxide
  • methane
  • nitrous oxide
  • fertilization
  • cropping system
  • tillage operation
  • soil amendment
  • crop productivity
  • environment
  • climate change
  • soil properties

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Nitrous Oxide Emission and Crop Yield in Arable Soil Amended with Bottom Ash
Agriculture 2021, 11(10), 1012; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101012 - 16 Oct 2021
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Bottom ash (BA), a byproduct of coal combustion from electric power plants with a porous surface texture and high pH, may influence the physical and chemical properties of upland arable soil associated with nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from upland soil. This [...] Read more.
Bottom ash (BA), a byproduct of coal combustion from electric power plants with a porous surface texture and high pH, may influence the physical and chemical properties of upland arable soil associated with nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from upland soil. This study evaluated the use of BA in mitigating N2O emissions from upland arable soil and increasing the crop yield. In a field experiment, N2O emitted from the soil was monitored weekly in a closed chamber over a 2-year period (2018–2019). BA was applied to upland soil at the rates of 0, 200, and 400 Mg·ha−1. Cumulative N2O emission significantly decreased with increasing BA application rate; it decreased by 55% with a BA application rate of 400 Mg·ha−1 compared with the control. Yield-scaled N2O emission decreased with increasing BA application rates of up to 200 Mg·ha−1. Water-filled pore spaces (WFPS) were 70.2%, 52.9%, and 45.3% at the rates of 0, 200, and 400 Mg·ha−1, respectively, during the growing season. For economic viability and environmental conservation, we suggest that BA application at a rate of 200 Mg·ha−1 reduces N2O emissions per unit of crop production. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Soil Management and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture)
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