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South African Journal of Plant and Soil
South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Journal Title: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
ISSN: 0257-1862
ISSN Online: 2167-034X
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: The South African Journal of Plant and Soil publishes original articlesand commentaries on research in the fields offundamental and appliedsoil and plant science. Original research papers, short communications including germplasm registrations, relevant book reviews, commentaries on papers recently published, letters, opinion pieces and debates, and review articles will be considered for publication in the Journal. Manuscripts considered may address aspects of: Agronomical and Horticultural research including breeding and genetics, cultivar evaluation, management, nutrition, physiology, production, and quality; Soil Science research including biology, chemistry, classification, fertility, mineralogy, pedology and hydropedology, physics, and soil and land evaluation of agricultural and urban ecosystems; Weed Science research including biological control agents, biology, ecology, genetics, herbicide resistance and herbicide-resistant crops, and physiology and molecular action of herbicides and plant growth regulators; Agro-climatology; Agro-ecology; Forage, Pasture and Turfgrass science including production and utilisation; Plant and Soil Systems Modelling; Plant–Microbe Interactions; Plant–Pest Interactions; Plant–Soil Relationships.

Contributions on climate change, conservation agriculture, hydro-pedology, water harvesting and emerging crops are currently of specific interest.

Peer Review Statement The South African Journal of Plant and Soil is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review issingle blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Subjects Covered & Scope: Agriculture; Agriculture & Environmental Sciences; Agronomy; Botany; Crop Science; Environment & Agriculture; Horticulture; Plant Biology; Plant Ecology; Soil Conservation Technology; Soil Sciences; Supplementary material; Vegetation
Editor Board:

Sunette Laurie , ARC–Roodeplaat Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, South Africa

Associate Editors
John Bower, Consultant, Agassiz, Canada
Rodney Cooper, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wapato, WA, USA
Peter Droogers, Future Water, Wageningen, Netherlands
Jeff Hughes, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Nebo Jovanovic, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Pieter Le Roux, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Daniel Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centre, College Station, TX, USA
Simeon Materechera, North-West University, Mmabatho, South Africa
Albert Modi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Roy Neilson, James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, UK
Justice Nyamangara, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
Toi Tsilo, ARC–Small Grain Institute, Bethlehem, South Africa

Journal Management Board

Dave Turner, SSSSA, ARC-Institute for Soil Climate and Water, Pretoria, South Africa
Elbé Hugo, ARC–Grain Crops Institute, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Isa Bertling, SASHS, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Juan Vorster, SASCP, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Sunette Laurie, SAJP&S Editor-in-Chief, ARC–Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
  Journal Advisory Board 
Prof Johan Bouma, Department of Soil Sciences, Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands
Dr Jules Janick, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Dr Christopher Preston, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Australia
Prof Zakkie Pretorius, Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa 

Abtracting & Indexing: The South African Journal for Plant and Soil is indexed in: AgBiotechNet, AGRICOLA (AGRIcultural OnLine Access), AGRICOLA (AGRIcultural OnLine Access), Agricultural Engineering Abstracts, Agroforestry Abstracts (Online), Algology Mycology and Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C), Animal Science Database, ArticleFirst, Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B), Biocontrol News and Information, Biological Abstracts (Online), Biological Abstracts (Online), Biological Sciences, BIOSIS Previews, Botanical Pesticides Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Cotton and Tropical Fibres, Crop Physiology Abstracts, Crop Science Database, CSA Sustainability Science Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), Environmental Impact, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Field Crop Abstracts, Forest Products Abstracts, Forest Science Database, Forestry Abstracts, GEOBASE, Global Health, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts (Online), Helminthological Abstracts (Online), Horticultural Science Database, IBZ, Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A), INIS Atomindex (Online), Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, Irrigation and Drainage Abstracts (Online), Maize Abstracts (Online), Nematological Abstracts (Online), Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series B: Livestock Feeds and Feeding, Nutrition and Food Sciences Database, Organic Research Database, Ornamental Horticulture (Online), Parasitology Database, Plant Breeding Abstracts (Online), Plant Genetics and Breeding Database, Potato Abstracts (Online), Poultry Abstracts (Online), Referativnyi Zhurnal, Review of Plant Pathology (Online), Rural Development Abstracts, Scopus, Seed Abstracts, Soil Science Database, Soils and Fertilizers (Online), Sorghum and Millets, Soybean Abstracts (Online), Sugar Industry Abstracts, TropAg & Rural, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Veterinary Science Database, Vitis - Viticulture and Oenology Abstracts (Online), Water Resources Abstracts (Online), Weed Abstracts, World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
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