The Introduction of the Special Issue

Agricultural production is faced with many challenges currently. These includes climate change, rising human populations, declining soil productivity and increasing poverty levels in many parts of the world. Besides, there are increasing concerns over the use of synthetic chemicals in food production and attendant residual effects with serious implications on environmental and human health. These genuine concerns have made imperative the need to focus on plant based materials with capacity or potential to enhance food production in a sustainable fashion and at a reduced cost while at the same time ensuring human health and environmental safety. However, issues of sourcing, formulations, properties, applications etc need clear scientific information to facilitate adoption of these technologies.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

· Sources

· Formulations

· Properties

· Applications

· Effects

· Challenges

· Prospects


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1: Organic manures in crop production:formulation, properties, challenges and prospects


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Probe - Agrophysics 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Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere.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: May 31 ,2020


The Lead Guest Editor

Felix D. Ugese