The Soil Management section of Frontiers in Soil Science publishes original and highly innovative research papers advancing essential knowledge on various soil management practices that currently affect soil quality and crop productivity in the context of land use change and climate change.
Soil has become one of the world's most vulnerable resources, understanding the effect of (agricultural) management on soil health and sustainability of (agro-)ecosystems is extremely important. Soil health determines environmental quality, namely through its effects on water quality, biomass production, soil erodability, biodiversity... Since the green revolution, intensive management involving heavy machinery and agrochemical use has threatened the ability of soils to provide ecosystem services to meet food security and ensure productivity as basis for the functioning of our economies in a warming world. This section seeks to publish articles aiming to improve the understanding of management effects on the functioning of global soils. This maybe the prerequisite to develop strategies for sustainable soil use and to improve the modeling of their roles in biogeochemical cycling.
Seeking to promote a comprehensive understanding of these scopes, this section invites, but is not limited to, articles dealing with:
· Agricultural management systems for balanced food production and soil sustainability and ecosystem resilience
· Effect of forestry management on soil properties
· C-N-P pools and stoichiometry coupling-decoupling process under intensive soil management
· Influence of mineral fertilizers and pesticides on soil health
· Organic farming and greenhouse gases emissions
· Impact of soil management practices on physical, chemical and (micro-)biological properties
· Intensive management and soil loss and runoff
· Adapting and forecasting soil management to future climate change
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Soil Management welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Erratum, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Soil Management, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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