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The scientific bases of biodynamic agriculture

The scientific bases of biodynamic agriculture

This thematic series will publish in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture.

Guest Edited by: Alessandro Piccolo, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Aims and Scope: Biodynamic practices are being rapidly introduced in the agricultural field and the resulting products already have a widespread market and flourishing economic turn out. However, as current sound science research appears to be fairly scarce in this field, it is difficult to objectively evaluate the advantages of biodynamic agriculture over conventional or simple biological practices – this thematic series aims to fill this void.

Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture is proud to launch this thematic series on biodynamic agriculture to help collate research on the different topics inherent to biodynamic agricultural practices which impact on areas such as crop yield, soil fertility, product quality, composting quality and processes and plant resistance, for example.

Manuscripts considered: Scientists active in this field are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to this thematic series and contribute to the advancement of the science of biodynamic agriculture. Both research articles and reviews will be considered for publication within this thematic series.

Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select 'The scientific bases of biodynamic agriculture' in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this thematic series. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

Articles published in this collection:

  1. When a dihydrate cupric chloride solution is crystallized in a petri dish in the presence of extracts of food products, dendritic crystal patterns emerge. The degree of growth, ripening and decomposition of th...

    Authors: Jürgen Fritz, Miriam Athmann, Roya Bornhütter, Nicolaas Buscher, Uwe Geier, Gaby Mergardt, Claudia Scherr and Paul Doesburg
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:103
  2. Soil samples were taken after 27 years from a long-term field experiment to study the effects of composted pure cattle farmyard manure (FYM) and two FYM treatments with biodynamic preparations on soil chemical...

    Authors: Heberto Rodas-Gaitan, Jürgen Fritz, Christian Dahn, Ulrich Köpke and Rainer Georg Joergensen
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:74
  3. Silage is achieved by anaerobic fermentation of lactic acid bacteria. However, harvest stage and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) content affect the changes of microbial community in silage, which pla...

    Authors: Jianan Dong, Songze Li, Xue Chen, Zhe Sun, Yue Sun, Yuguo Zhen, Guixin Qin, Tao Wang, Natnael Demelash and Xuefeng Zhang
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:57
  4. In order to deliver bioactive compounds with better thermal stability and delayed release characteristics, nanogels can be placed inside a hydrogel network. The aim of the present study was to develop isolated...

    Authors: Saeedeh Shahbazizadeh, Sara Naji-Tabasi and Mostafa Shahidi-Noghabi
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:41
  5. There is a need for new approaches in agriculture to improve safety of final products as well as to increase environmental acceptability. In this paper, the biodynamic preparation 501 (horn silica) was sprayed...

    Authors: Mario Malagoli, Stefania Sut, Gourav Kumar and Stefano Dall’Acqua
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:36
  6. The image-forming methods copper chloride crystallization, capillary dynamolysis and circular chromatography are presented as an instrument for assessing wine quality. Wine quality of samples from a long-term ...

    Authors: Jürgen Fritz, Johanna Döring, Miriam Athmann, Georg Meissner, Randolf Kauer and Hans R. Schultz
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2021 8:62
  7. Food quality of agricultural crops depends on environmental conditions, production system and cultivation method. A plant-based nutrition with food rich in vitamins, minerals and secondary plant compounds with...

    Authors: Edita Juknevičienė, Honorata Danilčenko, Elvyra Jarienė, Vilma Živatkauskienė, Johanna Zeise and Jürgen Fritz
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2021 8:60
  8. Drought is one of the most important environmental stresses that can adversely influence soil properties, plant growth, and productivity of agricultural crops including eggplant as an important vegetable crop....

    Authors: Mohsen Ebrahimi, Mohammad Kazem Souri, Amir Mousavi and Navazolah Sahebani
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2021 8:19
  9. The use of biostimulants like humic substances is a promising innovative approach in agriculture to activate and sustain physiological plant processes. The development of specific bioassays is required to stud...

    Authors: Alain Morau and Hans-Peter Piepho
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2020 7:11