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Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

For a Special Issue on

Acid Soil Syndrome 2024

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Hiroyuki Koyama, Gifu University, Japan
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Toshihiro Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan

Zhongbao Yang, Shandong University, China

Cuiyue Liang, South China Agricultural University, China

Chao-Feng Huang (PI), COE of Molecular Plant Sciences, CAS, Shanghai, China

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Acid Soil Syndrome 2024

Improving crop production in acid soils, by breeding tolerant varieties and fertilizer management, is one of the most important targets to secure sustainable agriculture in the world. In acid soils, crop production is limited due to “Acid Soil Syndrome”, which is caused by either toxicity of ions solubilized from the soil at low pH (i.e., Al, proton, and Mn), or by deficiency of nutrients becoming unavailable in acid soils (i.e., P, Ca, Mg, and Mo).


This Special section of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition entitled “Acid Soil Syndrome 2024” focuses on updating recent knowledge of physiology, molecular biology, and agronomy studies to understand acid soil problems and tolerance mechanisms of crop plants, and management of soil-crop systems to improve production in acidic soils. We hope the section provides new additional knowledge that contributes to establishing a sustainable agriculture system in acid soil regions.


We invite regular research papers, short-paper and review articles. Desired, but limited to, the topic of the articles covers the mechanism of acid soil damage and tolerance of crops, and that on fertilization management based on the mechanism studies in crop and model plants, etc.

Select "Acid Soil Syndrome 2024”as the designation of the manuscript when submitting to ScholarOne.

The special section will be published in the early issue of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition in 2024.