Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science

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Edited By: J.M. Greef

Impact Factor: 2.151

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 17/78 (Agronomy)

Online ISSN: 1439-037X

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Aims and Scope

Research on abiotic plant stress and climate change

The effects of stress on crop production of agricultural cultivated plants will grow to paramount importance in the 21st century, and the Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science aims to make a contribution to understanding these challenges. In this context, stress refers to extreme conditions under which crops and forages grow.

Specific topics addressed include:

  • Drought, including water-use efficiency
  • Chemical Constraints, such as salinity and acid soils
  • Extreme temperatures as heat, cold and chilling stress limit the cultivation of crops
  • Flooding and oxidative stress
  • Mineral deficiency and toxicity stress and means of restricting them

Developing Crops Special Issue

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Special IssueSpecial Issue: ‘CIMAC’ on accelerating the adaptation of African agriculture to climate change

Climate change threatens staple food production and human livelihoods, particularly in vulnerable environments such as those in Africa. Adapting cropping systems can reduce the risk of poverty and hunger. At the international conference on ‘Crop improvement, ideotyping and modeling for African cropping systems under climate change – CIMAC’ held at the University of Hohenheim in February 2011, researchers discussed genotypic adaption, breeding strategies, and crop modeling with the aim to accelerate development of ‘climate ready crops’. Such crops would be suited to function well under expected future environments. Read the outcome of these discussions in this special issue of the Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science which contributes to an understanding of complex crop response mechanisms to multiple environments, in an effort to achieve the common goal of accelerating the adaptation of African agriculture to climate change.

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