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Editorial

Editorial Dear Reader, The Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science publishes the results of research drawn from a broad range of topics on cultivated plant crops from different branches of agricultural science. In order to define this multidisciplinary profile more sharply, starting with this issue we have introduced section headings into which the articles are classified. This should help the authors and readers to identify more readily their own research and areas of interest. The first section, Cropping and Forage Systems/Crop Ecology/Organic Farming , relates to cropping and forage systems as well as crop ecology. Here it is important to note that the journal will focus increasingly on grassland and forage systems in addition to traditional approaches. Aspects of organic farming also belong in this group. The role of genetic resources will be treated here insofar as they deal with safety and expansion within the total context of sustainable agriculture, but not a listing of specific parameters of individual plants. The second section, Crop/Forage/Soil Management/Grassland utilisation , covers the research aspects of production management from cropping and forage as well as grassland systems. Research on soil tillage practices can be illuminated here as well. In this sense, the allelopathy and competition of plants is of significance, as is the direction of the total approach to weed control. Questions addressing soil fertility and fertilization are included in this section as long as they do not devote too much detail to special aspects of plant nutrition and soil science. The third section, Crop/Stress Physiology , is indeed an important topic. This section includes the areas of crop physiology, yield‐forming processes and seed science. Generally, works that discuss the basics of plant physiology or metabolism in great detail are not addressed. Investigations into stress factors (water stress, salinity, cold stress etc.) on plant growth and its agronomical relevance are highlighted here, however we exclude aspects of heavy metal stress. The fourth section, Quality of Major/Minor Crops , addresses studies on quality characteristics of major and minor crops, such as papers on cereals, maize, rice and oil plants. Legumes, soybeans and forage crops are included here as well as alternative cultivated plants and minor crops. This section also deals with plants as renewable resources or industrial plants. Aspects of aromatic, medicinal or ornamental plants and vegetables are not included. Generally, the journal does not accept works from the area of pure /typical plant breeding or molecular genetics. In this context, the genotype x environment interaction is of interest but is dealt with under the fifth, and final, section. The fifth section, Modeling/Site Specific Analysis/Biometrics/Technologies , covers scientific studies that demonstrate new and innovative practices in research methods. The topic of modeling is included here in the broadest sense, as well as practices for site‐specific analysis. Questions on applied biometry are of essential significance for scientific experiments and are given special priority here. Studies that include new technologies are also of interest. In order to competently cover these topic areas, a number of innovations are planned for the near future. The editorial board will be expanded in special areas, authors will have the opportunity to recommend appropriate reviewers for their papers, and an internet platform will be introduced for the electronic submission and review of manuscripts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science Wiley

Editorial

Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science , Volume 191 (3) – Jun 1, 2005

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2005 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0931-2250
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1439-037X
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10.1111/j.1439-037X.2005.00179.x
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Abstract

Dear Reader, The Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science publishes the results of research drawn from a broad range of topics on cultivated plant crops from different branches of agricultural science. In order to define this multidisciplinary profile more sharply, starting with this issue we have introduced section headings into which the articles are classified. This should help the authors and readers to identify more readily their own research and areas of interest. The first section, Cropping and Forage Systems/Crop Ecology/Organic Farming , relates to cropping and forage systems as well as crop ecology. Here it is important to note that the journal will focus increasingly on grassland and forage systems in addition to traditional approaches. Aspects of organic farming also belong in this group. The role of genetic resources will be treated here insofar as they deal with safety and expansion within the total context of sustainable agriculture, but not a listing of specific parameters of individual plants. The second section, Crop/Forage/Soil Management/Grassland utilisation , covers the research aspects of production management from cropping and forage as well as grassland systems. Research on soil tillage practices can be illuminated here as well. In this sense, the allelopathy and competition of plants is of significance, as is the direction of the total approach to weed control. Questions addressing soil fertility and fertilization are included in this section as long as they do not devote too much detail to special aspects of plant nutrition and soil science. The third section, Crop/Stress Physiology , is indeed an important topic. This section includes the areas of crop physiology, yield‐forming processes and seed science. Generally, works that discuss the basics of plant physiology or metabolism in great detail are not addressed. Investigations into stress factors (water stress, salinity, cold stress etc.) on plant growth and its agronomical relevance are highlighted here, however we exclude aspects of heavy metal stress. The fourth section, Quality of Major/Minor Crops , addresses studies on quality characteristics of major and minor crops, such as papers on cereals, maize, rice and oil plants. Legumes, soybeans and forage crops are included here as well as alternative cultivated plants and minor crops. This section also deals with plants as renewable resources or industrial plants. Aspects of aromatic, medicinal or ornamental plants and vegetables are not included. Generally, the journal does not accept works from the area of pure /typical plant breeding or molecular genetics. In this context, the genotype x environment interaction is of interest but is dealt with under the fifth, and final, section. The fifth section, Modeling/Site Specific Analysis/Biometrics/Technologies , covers scientific studies that demonstrate new and innovative practices in research methods. The topic of modeling is included here in the broadest sense, as well as practices for site‐specific analysis. Questions on applied biometry are of essential significance for scientific experiments and are given special priority here. Studies that include new technologies are also of interest. In order to competently cover these topic areas, a number of innovations are planned for the near future. The editorial board will be expanded in special areas, authors will have the opportunity to recommend appropriate reviewers for their papers, and an internet platform will be introduced for the electronic submission and review of manuscripts.

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Published: Jun 1, 2005

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