Special Issue "Impact of Biostimulants on Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021) | Viewed by 24627
Interests: plant biostimulants; plant physiology; plant abiotic and biotic stress responses; secondary metabolism; plant DNA fingerprinting and barcoding
In the last decades, increasing food production while paying attention to the environment became one of the most challenging goals for agriculture. In response to this problem, there has been a necessary and ongoing search for new solutions, such as the exploitation of products of natural origin instead of chemical fertilizers, and improving the final crop yield and quality while interfering as little as possible with the environment. In this new generation of products available on the market, plant biostimulants are environmentally friendly substances that, when applied in low amounts to plants or to the rhizosphere, are able to enhance natural processes having effects on properties such as nutrient uptake and efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality. There are several categories of biostimulants, such as products based on microbial inoculants (bacteria and fungi), humic and fulvic acids, protein hydrolysates and amino acids, vitamins, and seaweed extracts. All these components can act on plant metabolism directly or indirectly, but their mode of action is still partially unknown.
This Special Issue of Agriculture aims to collect high-quality original research articles and reviews focused on plant biostimulants and discuss the latest findings and insights in this new research field in agriculture.
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Margherita Bertea
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- non-microbial and microbial plant biostimulants
- crop resilience
- abiotic stresses
- plant nutrition
- sustainable agriculture
- crop yield and quality
- biostimulant chemical characterization
- natural products