Environmental Stress on Crops Physiology and Biochemistry
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2021) | Viewed by 9122
Interests: grapevine eco-physiology; (a)biotic stress tolerance; biostimulants; particle film technologies; viticulture
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Interests: Agronomic crops sustainability; olive growing; abiotic stresses; summer stress; drought; climatic change mitigation and adaptation measures; cover crops, kaolin, salicylic acid; plant physiology; water relations; nocturnal transpiration; photosynthesis; plant biochemistry; oxidative stress
The impact of environmental pressures on crop yield and quality is one of the main challenges/concerns of global agriculture. In a climate change perspective, high temperature and irradiance, water scarcity, and high CO2 levels, along with their combined effects, are widely known to reduce crop production. In the last decade, many achievements have been made trying to understand how agronomic strategies, which induce environmental stress tolerance, reduce the adverse effects on the yield and quality of several crops such as grapevine, olive, chestnut, and almond trees, among others. The use of short-/long-term mitigation strategies triggers some physiological tolerance of field crops, which can induce biochemical changes/modulations that result in quality improvement. Nonetheless, field crops, as well as some mitigation strategies, are still under study, which is essential to increase/improve yield and quality in food production in environments with the present conditions.This Special Issue will focus on “Environmental Stress on Crops Physiology and Biochemistry”. We welcome original research, reviews, and opinion pieces covering all associated topics, including physiological response to abiotic stress, biochemical approaches, mitigation strategies against climatic effects on crops, field crops responses to environmental fluctuations, and pre-harvest strategies/management practices to improve plant growth and potential fruit quality.
Dr. Lia-Tania Dinis
Dr. Cátia Brito
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- mitigation strategies
- plant physiology
- biochemical pathways
- fruit quality
- crop tolerance
- abiotic stress
- plant stress responses
- management practices