Special Issue "Plant Physiology for Crop Production and Sustainable Agriculture"

Submission Deadline: 10 June 2021
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Guest Editors
Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Prof. Masayuki Fujita, Kagawa University, Japan


Ensuring food security for the increasing population is one of the challenges for next decades. As frontiers of crop production, plant physiologists are the most responsible for the improvement of crop production steadily. However, there are several challenges which hindering crop production which includes various abiotic and biotic stresses as loss of soil productivity and natural biodiversity. With the present global climatic change, these abiotic stress factors are taking place more frequently than earlier times leading to the vulnerability of crop productivity, and creating challenges for the farming community to feed the ever-growing population of this universe. Exploring the physiological bases of plant stress tolerance is very important in developing plant stress tolerance. To address this issue researchers are working in understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress responses and tolerance. A remarkable progress has also been made in developing crop varieties tolerant to environmental stress. This special issue is indented to bring together a galaxy of eminent experienced scientists to present latest developments in this field.


Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

· Plant growth regulation

· Plant water relations

· Solute transport in plants

· Ion homeostasis

· Water and nutrient use efficiencies in plants

· Photosynthesis research

· Plant physiological responses to abiotic and biotic stress

· Molecular plant physiology

· Use of exogenous protectants in improving plant physiology

Plant physiology; Crop production; Climate change; Abiotic stress; Agronomy; Plant genetics and breeding; Biotechnology in agriculture

Published Papers

  • The Enhancement of Soil Fertility, Dry Matter Transport and Accumulation, Nitrogen Uptake and Yield in Rice via Green Manuring
  • Abstract Readily available chemical fertilizers have resulted in a decline in the use of organic manure (e.g., green manures), a traditionally sustainable source of nutrients. Based on this, we applied urea at the rate of 270 kg ha−1 with and without green manure in order to assess nitrogen (N) productivity in a double rice cropping system in 2017. In particular, treatment combinations were as follows: winter fallow rice-rice (WF-R-R), milk vetch rice-rice (MV-R-R), oil-seed rape rice-rice (R-R-R) and potato crop rice-rice (P-R-R). Results revealed that green manure significantly (p ≤ 0.05) improved the soil chemical properties and net soil organic carbon… More
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  • Effect of Pre-Anthesis Drought Hardening on Post-Anthesis Physiological Characteristics, Yield and WUE in Winter Wheat
  • Abstract A drought event can cause yield loss or entire crops to fail. In order to study the effects of continuous drought on physiological characteristics, yield, and water use efficiency (WUE) of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), the variety “Zhoumai 22” was grown in controlled water conditions of the pot-planted winter wheat under a mobile rainout shelter. Foot planting and safe wintering were used to evaluate, winter wheat under different drought conditions, including light, moderate and severe drought at the jointing, heading, and filling stages. The soil water content was controlled at 60–70%, 50–60%, or 40–50% of field capacity. Experimental trials… More
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