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Please see below for a Call for Papers from the Canadian Journal of Soil Science, the affiliated journal of the Canadian Society of Soil Science. Apologies for any cross-posting.


The Canadian Journal of Soil Science invites submissions for a collection of papers:

Conservation tillage: Effect on soil properties and crop productivity

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023

Guest Editors:

Dr. Noura Ziadi (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Dr. Jeff Schoenau (College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan)

Dr. Tiequan Zhang (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

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For questions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Dr. M. Anne Naeth: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

The concept of conservation tillage, including no-till (NT) and reduced tillage practices, has long been promoted for its environmental and economic benefits. The NT system is practiced on 125 million hectares, representing about 9 percent of total arable soil across the globe. Canada has the fourth largest proportion of land-13.5 million hectares-under conservation tillage in the world.

In general, the NT system can improve soil properties (including structural stability, organic matter accumulation, and biological activity), reduce soil erosion, and increase water-use efficiency. However, the significance of these positive effects varies widely depending on soil characteristics and climatic conditions, which are important factors to consider alongside projected increases in global warming. Therefore, understanding the impact of conservation tillage on the chemical, biological, and physical properties of soil, and consequently on yield stability, is critical for farmer decision-making. The ability of conservation tillage to increase carbon storage in the soil is also of interest considering Canada's intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This collection will include the most recent studies conducted on the impact of NT as a conservation practice on various soil properties and crop production.

About the Canadian Journal of Soil Science:

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. M. Anne Naeth (Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta)

Established in 1921, and affiliated with the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS), this quarterly journal is international in scope, publishing fundamental and applied research from all areas of soil science around the world. The journal welcomes interdisciplinary works, particularly those linking soil with climate change, food security, and sustainable development goals.

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Call for Papers: Conservation Tillage Collection<> - due May 31, 2023