Sustainable Cultivation and Breeding of Olive Trees

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Fruit Production Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Biology, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: plant physiology; sustainable soil management; plant biochemistry; climate change adaptation and mitigation
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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, 12540 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: plant physiology; agronomic practices; kaolin; salicylic acid; climate change adaptation; abiotic stresses; plant biochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The open access journal Horticulturae (IF: 3.1; Q1 in Horticulture) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Special Issue titled “Sustainable Cultivation and Breeding of Olive Trees”.

The olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is one of the most cultivated crops in the Mediterranean region. The growing awareness of the olive oil nutritional value has led to an increase in its consumption, motivating an expansion of the olive tree cultivation area and an intensification of olive oil production. Although being a well-adapted species, the olive tree is currently facing new challenges. Factors such as climate change, increasing pests and diseases, and soil degradation pose threats to the sustainability of this crop.

Considering the significance of the olive sector, it is crucial to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the orchards. This goal can be achieved through the study and implementation of agricultural practices that facilitate the adaptation to climate change, but also contribute to its mitigation.

This Special Issue will focus on the recent advances in sustainable cultivation and breeding of the olive tree. Research papers, communications, and review articles are all welcome. In particular, we encourage contributions on, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Sustainable management practices;
  • Breeding;
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  • Ecosystem management and services;
  • Pests and diseases;
  • Olive tree physiology and biochemistry;
  • Olive fruit and oil quality;
  • Biotechnology and by-products.

Dr. Sandra Martins
Dr. Cátia Brito
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.


  • Olea europaea
  • sustainable agronomic practices
  • breeding
  • olive tree performance
  • olive fruit composition
  • olive oil quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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