Special Issue "Impacts of Agricultural Land Use on Soil Properties and Agricultural Pollutants Interaction: Potential Impacts of Chemical Use"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Soil-Sediment-Water Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Valerie Vranová
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Department of Geology and Soil Science, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 3, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: agricultural and biological Sciences
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Dr. Rahul Datta
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Department of Geology and Pedology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: soil fauna microbial interaction; soil enzymes; soil nutrient cycling; soil remediation; sustainable agriculture; organo-mineral interactions; carbon sequestration in the soil; biochar; biofertilizers
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Dr. Subhan Danish
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Land use affects essential resources within the ecosystem. Among different ecosystem resources, soil has prime importance. Poor agricultural land management gradually destroys large agricultural land areas. It is also posing a severe threat to rural agriculture in many developing countries. The pattern of land use decides the fate of soil health (physical, chemical, and biological properties) and the accumulation of toxic pollutants. Porosity bulk density, pH, water storage, topsoil moisture, organic matter, fertility, available carbon, and nitrogen contents are interlinked with land use and the presence of agricultural pollutants in soil. Deforestation, the use of persistent agricultural pollutants containing pesticides, the overuse of inorganic fertilizer, and untreated industrial sewage water cause agricultural land deterioration. In addition, persistent organic and inorganic toxins compete with the essential nutrients which can convert agricultural lands into barren non-cultivatable areas. Less soil stability causing high erosion, salinity, sodicity, waterlogging, and natural habitat destruction are some other negative impacts of poor agricultural land management. On the other hand, the significant increase in anthropogenic activities is also destroying agricultural land stability in many ways. As these issues need deep scientific attention for a better understanding of their regulatory mechanisms for the achievement of successful reclamation, we invite researchers to contribute original research and review articles to the Special Issue on “Impacts of Agricultural Land Use on Soil Properties and Agricultural Pollutants Interaction: Potential Impacts of Chemical Use”. This Special Issue will cover all possible consequences of different land-use and remediation procedures, such as soil nutrients pool, plant nutrition, and agricultural improvements, but are not limited to these. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Soil properties interaction with agricultural pollutants under agricultural land use;
  • Agricultural land use impacts on soil microenvironment and microbial diversity;
  • Impact of agricultural land uses on irrigation water quality;
  • Effect of land use on soil spatial variability.

Keywords

  • soil erosion
  • land use
  • climate change
  • soil properties
  • land conservation
  • soil management
  • persistant agricultural pollutants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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