Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Macro and Micronutrients through Biofertilizers for Better Crop Growth and Productivity: Biofertilizers Based Symbiosis and Organic Amendments"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Shah Fahad
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1. College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430060, China
2. Department of Agronomy, The University of Haripur, Haripur 22620, Pakistan
Interests: soil science; agricultural plant science; agronomy; temperature stress
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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. Niaz Ahmed
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Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan
Interests: micronutrients; soil science; plant nutrition; soil nutrient cycling; soil remediation; sustainable agriculture; organo-mineral interactions; biofertilizers
Dr. Tayebeh Zarei
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Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Yasouj University, Yasouj 75918-74934, Iran
Interests: soil microbiology; plant nutrition; biofertilizers
Dr. Muhammad Adnan
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Department of Agriculture, University of Swabi, Swabi 23561, Pakistan
Interests: soil microbiology; salinity stress;plant nutrition; biofertilizers
Dr. Shah Saud
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Department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
Interests: soil microbiology; drought stress; plant nutrition; biofertilizers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The increasing population of the world is enhancing the food demand for the survival of the humans. Limited nonrenewable resources are inducing pressure on the agricultural sector to achieve maximum crop yield. On the other hand, high application of inorganic fertilizers deteriorating soil health and increasing environmental pollution. Scientists are trying to introduce many new techniques for increasing the yield of crops without disturbing the environment. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and organic amendments can offer a useful approach for resolving soil health and food security problems. Inoculation of biofertilizers has also become the centre of attention because of its potential benefits and environmentally friendly nature. Today, the scientific community has changed their view regarding the sole inoculation of biofertilizers. They suggest the combined use of biofertilizers and organic amendments, i.e., biochar, compost, manures and growth hormones, for sustainability increase in crop yield. A deep understanding of biofertilizer interactions with organic amendments also needs more scientific attention to improve soil fertility and better crop cultivation under resilient climate changes. The special issue will emphasize the basic concepts of combined use of biofertilizers with organic amendments, their effects on crop growth, productivity, characterization technique, and environmental impacts.

We invite researchers to contribute to the Special Issue on Sustainable Management of Macro and Micronutrients through Biofertilizers for Better Crop Growth and Productivity: Biofertilizers based Symbiosis and Organic Amendments, which intended to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum covering broad aspects of agriculture, environmental science, soil science, plant nutrition and crop production.

This Special Issue, “Sustainable Management of Macro and Micronutrients through Biofertilizers for Better Crop Growth and Productivity: Biofertilizers based Symbiosis and Organic Amendments," aims to fill the gaps in the scientific literature concerning this crucial area as much as possible, to highlight its importance, and to provide a platform for the dissemination of state-of-the-art advances in this field. Topics include, but are not limited to:

(1) Soil fertility improvement by biofertilizers and organic amendments;

(3) Better macro and micronutrients uptake in plants by biofertilizers.

(4) Use of compost, farmyard manure, biochar and humic substances to improve crop yield

(5) Combined use of organic amendments and biofertilizers to alleviate nutrients stress.

(6) Rhizobacteria and mycorrhizae interactions in soil and with plant roots.

(7) Interaction so heavy metals with macro and micronutrients in soil and crops.

(8) Drought stress-induced less uptake of nutrients in crops regulated by biofertilizers and organic amendments.

Dr. Shah Fahad
Dr. Rahul Datta
Dr. Niaz Ahmed
Dr. Tayebeh Zarei
Dr. Muhammad Adnan
Dr. Shah Saud
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • agriculture crop production
  • biofertilizers
  • biochar
  • compost
  • growth hormones
  • humuz
  • heavy metals
  • manures
  • nutrients
  • drought stress

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