Special Issue "Feature Papers in Genotype Evaluation and Breeding"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 212

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart

from scientific knowledge,

is love

Luther Burbank

Dear Colleagues,

Plant breeding aims to provide improved cultivars that address human needs. These cultivars must show enhanced productivity, appropriate produce quality (for food, feed, fiber, fuel, feedstock, flower, fun and pharmaceuticals), climate resilience, and host plant resistance to pathogens and pests. Plant breeding contributes further to sustainable agriculture intensification by reducing the negative impacts on agroecosystems by releasing cultivars with input use efficiency (“producing more or the same with less”) and that are suitable for conservation agriculture. This Special Issue on “Feature Papers in Genotype Evaluation and Breeding” will thus focus on the scientific and technical advances in knowledge, methods and tools that facilitate and accelerate the release of genetically enhanced seed-embedded technology that meets the current and future expectations of markets worldwide. Research or review articles on the following topics are welcome for this Special Issue:

  • How to improve selection accuracy considering the product profiles?
  • What may work for increasing genetic gains and steady cultivar replacement?
  • Where to breed crops for the future?
  • When to increase genetic variation in the breeding pool?
  • Which breeding methods and tools may enhance selection intensity?
  • Who will deliver the seeds of cultivars in 2050?

Prof. Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • cultivar testing
  • enviromics
  • germplasm enhancement
  • genetic gains
  • genomics
  • genotype–environment interaction
  • phenomics
  • pre-breeding
  • participatory variety selection
  • population improvement

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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