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

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Climate change is affecting wheat production in Northern Europe, particularly drought and soil warming during anthesis may cause significant yield losses of the crop. In order to search for genotypes tolerant to these stresses, the physiological responses of three spring wheat cultivars to increased soil temperature (3°C above normal) (H), drought (D) and their combination (HD) were investigated. The plants were grown in pots in a climate controlled greenhouse. Stomata conductance (gs), photosynthesis (A), leaf water potential (Ψl), and relative water content (RWC) were measured during the treatment period. The responses of those variables to soil drying (both for D and HD) were described by a linear-plateau model, indicating the soil water thresholds at which the variables started to decrease in relation to the control plants. H treatment alone hardly affected the variables whereas both D and HD had significant effects. gs was the most sensitive variable to soil drying, followed by A, l, and RWC. Among the three cultivars, earlier stomatal closure during drought in Alora could be a good adaptive strategy to conserve soil water for a prolonged drought, but may not benefit under intermittent drought conditions. A later stomatal closure and declining in A for Scirocco under HD and D stresses would be a favorable trait to sustain productivity under intermittent drought. A lower soil water threshold of gs associated with a later decrease in A for the Scirocco implies that the cultivar was less susceptible to HD and D stresses at anthesis.
    Crop and Pasture Science 01/2016;

  • 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).