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Agronomy

Dr. Amanullah

University of Agriculture

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Field crops Components of crop productivity Factors limiting yield Biotic and abiotic stresses Integrated cropping systems Crop rotation and multiple cropping Natural resource conservation Remote sensing Precision agriculture Climate change Climate-smart agricultural practices Sustainable agriculture

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Agriculture plays an important role in the economic development of a nation. Agronomy is the branch of agriculture which deals with various practices for cultivation of field crops, e.g. cereal crops (wheat, maize, rice, etc.), oil-seed crops (soybean, sunflower, canola, etc.), pulse crops (chickpea, lentils, mung bean, etc.), and other crops (fodder, fiber, etc.). Agronomy is the science and technology of using field crops for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. The "Agronomy" book will provide the reader with the importance of agronomy and agricultural information on how to grow and care for field crops in different environments. Factors such as climate, soils, water, weeds, insects and other pests, and diseases pose significant losses of yield per unit area and food security. Climate changes can disrupt crop productivity, food availability, reduce access to food, and affect food quality, and so increase problems with food security. Climate changes refer to major changes in temperature, precipitation, or wind patterns, among others, that occur over several decades or longer. Food security is the key challenge under climate changes that is highly vulnerable because of continuously changing climatic patterns. Food security, which is the condition of having enough food to provide adequate nutrition for a healthy life, is a critical issue. Sustainable crop production is important for food self-sufficiency and food security in changing climates. In this book, the use of climate-smart agricultural practices to improve crop productivity and food security will be discussed. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is defined as the sustainable increase in productivity, by enhancing resilience (adaptation), reducing/removing greenhouse gases (GHGs; mitigation) where possible, and enhancing achievements in national food security and development goals. The purpose of the book "Agronomy" is an attempt to present a comprehensive overview of agronomy importance for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This book will be very useful for students, researchers, technologists, scientists, and policy makers in the fields of agronomy and agriculture.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 4th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 24th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 12th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 12th 2020

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About the editor

Dr. Amanullah

University of Agriculture

Dr. Amanullah is currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD in agronomy from the University of Agriculture Peshawar, and his post doctoral degree from Dryland Agriculture Institute, WTAMU, Canyon, Texas, USA. Dr. Amanullah has published more than 100 papers in impact factor journals. He has published many books. He is co-author on two recent UN-FAO books, \"Soil and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life\" (2016) and \"Unlocking the Potential of Soil Organic Carbon\" (2017). Dr. Amanullah has been awarded with three Research Productivity Awards by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Islamabad in 2011/2012, 2012/2013, and 2015/2016.

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