The Introduction of the Special Issue

The relationship between legumes and agricultural sustainability in the Southwest Asian Highlands At the present stage in the world of one of the most pressing problems is the increase in the yield of vegetable protein, the main source of which are legumes. Scale cultivation of legumes varies according to agro-ecological conditions, the level of protein intake and social problems. In recent years, many countries are trying to increase the resources of food and feed protein with expanding production legumes. Pulses are the most reliable and cost-effective component in mixed crops, due to their ability to fix nitrogen and active big drought. They are using the root secretions difficult to translate other cultures phosphorus and potassium in the availability and use them. In addition, by deeply penetrating root system to absorb the subsurface horizons of macro-and micronutrients, previously washed out of topsoil, and return them in the root horizon, thus preventing groundwater contamination. Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is in the process of symbiosis with legume nodule bacteria of the genus Rhizobium by light energy, accumulated plant. A group of highlands in West Asia extending from west to east for almost 4,000 km, with widths from 600 to 1,500 km. Their total area is more than 3.5 million sq km. The group includes the Asia Minor Highlands, the Armenian Highland, and the Iranian Plateau. In the west, on the Armenian Highland, and in the east, near the Pamir, the northern and southern bordering mountain arcs converge, forming regions of closely spaced folds. The climate is primarily subtropical and continental, with hot dry summers; significant summer precipitation falls only at the eastern edge of the Iranian Plateau, as a result of the Indian monsoon, and on the seaside northern slopes of the peripheral ranges. Winters are cool, with frosts occurring on the inner plateaus are major problems in the agriculture sector, Planting Legumes in and agricultural sustainability in the Southwest Asian Highlands.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Agricultural sustainability

·Food security


·Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen



The Article Title of the Special Issue

1:Agricultural sustainability

2:Important of Legumes

3:Agro-ecological conditions

4:Increase in the yield

5:Vegetable protein

6:Cold Environments

7:Southwest Asian Highlands


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Probe - Agriculture & Agricultural Sciences submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: Waiting for confirmation

The Lead Guest Editor

Seyed Saeid Hojjat

Dr. Seyed Saeid Hojjat is a Member of Iranian Society of Crop Production & Breeding Sciences, Member of The Legumes Research Group, Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. He got his PhD in Agroecology in 2013 from Armenian State Agrarian University, Armenia. His major fields of study are plant environmental stress in agriculture, Nano technology in agriculture and Seed bank. He carried out work in Herbaceous Sciences Research Center of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad from 1996-2008 and 2013-2019. He is currently researcher and Seed Bank Manager of Research Center of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. He has authored around 50 papers in Peer Reviewed Journals and International and National Conferences.