Crop and Pasture Science Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Commonwealtlh Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia); Australian Academy of Science, CSIRO Publishing

Journal description

Crop & Pasture Science (continuing Australian Journal of Agricultural Research) is an international scientific journal publishing significant outcomes of research into product quality and sustainability of crop and pasture systems. The journa´s primary focus is broad-scale cereals, grain legumes, oil seeds, tree crops, and pastures. Papers are encouraged that advance understanding in plant-based agricultural systems through the use of well-defined and original aims, innovative and rigorous experimental design, and strong interpretation. The journal embraces experimental approaches from molecular to whole systems level. The target readership of Crop & Pasture Science is agricultural scientists and plant biologists, industry, administrators, policy-makers, and others with an interest in the challenges and opportunities facing agricultural production. To facilitate accessibility and clarity, papers should address a hypothesis, and the Abstract should define the novel outcomes.

Current impact factor: 1.48

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.483
2013 Impact Factor 1.284
2012 Impact Factor 1.133
2011 Impact Factor 1.418

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.59
Cited half-life 3.50
Immediacy index 0.78
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.40
Website Crop & Pasture Science website
Other titles Crop & pasture science (Online), Crop and pasture science, Crop and pasture science
ISSN 1836-0947
OCLC 318550290
Material type Document, Government publication, National government publication, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

CSIRO Publishing

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal repository or institutional repository
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

  • Crop and Pasture Science 10/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Bacillus subtilis strain GB03 enhances growth and photosynthesis in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and several crop plants. In current study, the potential use of GB03 for promoting seed germination, plant growth and photosynthesis was evaluated in the traditional Chinese herbal crop Codonopsis pilosula. The effects of seed soaking with GB03 suspension culture and its volatile organic compounds on seed germination of C. pilosula were investigated. Soil-grown C. pilosula seedlings were assayed to measure growth and photosynthetic capacity after soil inoculation with GB03. The results indicated both seed soaking with GB03 suspension culture and its volatile organic compounds enhanced seed germination, especially more effective on seed germination vigor. GB03 significantly improved shoot and root length, branching, plant biomass (whole plant fresh and dry weight), leaf area and chlorophyll content in C. pilosula seedlings after 0, 20, 40 and 60 days of soil inoculation. GB03 significantly enhanced transpiration rate, stoma conductance and net photosynthetic rate, but decreased intercellular CO2 concentration. This study provides insight for the application of selected bacteria to improve biomass in Chinese herbal crops.
    Crop and Pasture Science 10/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Improving frost tolerance and winter hardiness with high agronomic features are the main objectives in winter faba bean (Vicia faba L.) breeding programs especially in cool temperate regions of Europe. 189 single seed descent (SSD) lines of Göttingen Winter Bean Population (GWBP) were evaluated in field trials (winter hardiness and yield traits). A total of seven traits were examined [three winter hardiness traits and four yield traits] and scored in this study. Of the 189 genotypes, 11 lines were addressed as winter hardy and high seed yielding genotypes. The highest repeatability (h2) estimates was found for leaf frost susceptibility (LFS) (0.86) among winter hardiness traits and for days to flowering (DTF) (0.95) for yield traits. 25 putative quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were identified for winter survival rate (one QTL), 1000 seed weight (one QTL), field plant height (two QTLs), days to flowering (nine QTLs), and seed yield (12 QTLs) based on association mapping approach using 156 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers. Candidate genes were identified for QTLs using synteny between Vicia faba and Medicago truncatula. SNP markers identified in this study may be used for accelerating breeding program in faba bean to improve winter hardiness and yield traits.
    Crop and Pasture Science 08/2015; Accepted(In press).
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    ABSTRACT: Introgression of genes from Trifolium uniflorum L. into T. repens L. (white clover) is being investigated as a method to improve phosphorus (P) use efficiency in white clover; however, little is known about the edaphic adaptations or P physiology of T. uniflorum. Growth responses to added P of T. uniflorum, T. repens and some T. repens x T. uniflorum hybrids were determined in a glasshouse experiment in pots of soil. Trifolium uniflorum showed traits consistent with adaptation to low-P soils: slow growth rate, small leaves, relatively high leaf-tissue P concentrations, and sequestration of P in its roots when soil P levels were increased. The response of Kopu II, one of the hybrid backcross parents, was quite different; it showed high growth rate, large leaves, much lower leaf P concentrations, and a large decrease in root:shoot P allocation as soil P increased. Tahora, the other backcross parent, exhibited several characteristics that were intermediate between Kopu II and T. uniflorum, probably reflecting its breeding origins from New Zealand hill-country ecotypes. This study confirms the potential for interspecific hybridization with T. uniflorum to increase the tolerance of white clover to low soil P levels, through incorporation of traits related to edaphic adaptations. Variation among the hybrid families in their response to changing soil P confirmed previously published conclusions about the need to screen widely in hybrid material.
    Crop and Pasture Science 07/2015; 66:857-863. DOI:10.1071/CP14261
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    ABSTRACT: Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) is an important fodder and is a potential feedstock for fuel ethanol production in dry areas. Our objectives were to assess the effect of elevated CO2 and/or reduced irrigation on biomass production and levels of sugars and proteins in leaves of pearl millet and to test whether mycorrhizal inoculation could modulate the effects of these abiotic factors on growth and metabolism. Results showed that mycorrhizal inoculation and water regime most influenced biomass of shoots and roots; however, their individual effects were dependent on the atmospheric CO2 concentration. At ambient CO2, mycorrhizal inoculation helped to alleviate effects of water deficit on pearl millet without significant decreases in biomass production, which contrasted with the low biomass of mycorrhizal plants under restricted irrigation and elevated CO2. Mycorrhizal inoculation enhanced water content in shoots, whereas reduced irrigation decreased water content in roots. The triple interaction between CO2, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and water regime significantly affected the total amount of soluble sugars and determined the predominant soluble sugars in leaves. Under optimal irrigation, elevated CO2 increased the proportion of hexoses in pearl millet that was not inoculated with AMF, thus improving the quality of this plant material for bioethanol production. By contrast, elevated CO2 decreased the levels of proteins in leaves, thus limiting the quality of pearl millet as fodder and primary source for cattle feed. Additional keywords: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, biomass, climatic change, carbohydrates, Pennisetum glaucum,
    Crop and Pasture Science 07/2015; 66(8):831. DOI:10.1071/CP14089
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    ABSTRACT: Phosphorus (P) recovery and P-use efficiency (PUE) by wheat are low, and genetic improvement in PUE is a potential means of improving the effectiveness of P in farming systems. We examined variation in response to P in wheat to identify genotypes that showed consistent responsiveness to P fertiliser in the field and which may be the target of future studies, and examined differences in P uptake and partitioning. The response to P was studied among a diverse set of bread wheat germplasm at three sites in South Australia between 2009 and 2012. Up to 53 varieties and breeding lines were grown at two rates of P, 0kg/ha and 30kg/ha. Grain yield at 0kgP/ha and response to P varied independently among genotypes. There were large effects of site and season on the response to P, but some genotypes showed consistently low and others high response to P. Analysis of a subset of lines revealed large responses in vegetative growth to P but the response diminished as crops matured, and variation in early vegetative growth was unrelated to the responses in biomass at maturity or grain yield. Genotypic variation in grain yield was more strongly related to variation in P utilisation efficiency than to variation in P uptake among wheat genotypes, which was associated with differences in P harvest index (PHI). Although breeding has improved yield, there has been no significant genetic gain in total P uptake; rather, improvements in PUE have been associated with an increase in P utilisation efficiency and PHI.
    Crop and Pasture Science 04/2015; 66:430-444. DOI:10.1071/CP14191