Special Issue "Women’s Special Issue Series: Horticulturae"

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2022) | Viewed by 2786

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Department of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences (DISAFA), Vegetable Crops and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (VEGMAP), University of Turin, Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: horticultural sciences; advanced production systems; postharvest of fresh produce; urban horticulture
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: biopesticides; semiochemicals; arthropod-plant interactions; biological control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In order to embrace gender equality, recognize the career progression made by women, and to celebrate the achievements of women in the field of horticulture, we are launching the Special Issue “Women’s Special Issue Series: Horticulturae”.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conventional, sustainable and organic production—planting to harvest;
  • Precision horticulture and technological innovation;
  • Protected cultivation;
  • Smallholder production systems;
  • Urban horticulture;
  • Propagation and seed production;
  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and biotechnology;
  • Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology;
  • Interactions with pests and pathogens;
  • Effects of abiotic stresses and climate change;
  • Modeling plant growth and productivity;
  • Pre- and post-harvest quality;
  • Nutritional and phytochemical composition;
  • Product processing, storage, transport, and wastage;
  • Economics and marketing;
  • Outreach, extension, and education.

Communications, original research papers and review articles are all welcome. Biographies and articles celebrating outstanding female researchers are also welcome.

Articles with female lead authors, or those that are authored entirely by women, are encouraged. We welcome submissions from all authors, irrespective of gender.

Prof. Dr. Silvana Nicola
Dr. Giulia Giunti
Prof. Dr. Isabel Lara
Guest Editors

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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. Horticulturae is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Rethinking Horticulture to Meet Sustainable Development Goals—The Case Study of Novi Sad, Serbia
Horticulturae 2022, 8(12), 1222; https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8121222 - 19 Dec 2022
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With the aim of being a part of global change and providing an example to other researchers throughout the world, this paper details how breeding goals of horticultural plants and their application have shifted in Novi Sad (Serbia) in the last 10–15 years. [...] Read more.
With the aim of being a part of global change and providing an example to other researchers throughout the world, this paper details how breeding goals of horticultural plants and their application have shifted in Novi Sad (Serbia) in the last 10–15 years. Contemporary cities/citizens strive to incorporate nature into all of their important life segments and activities, thus requiring an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges that the 21st century brings. Early research in Novi Sad (Serbia) was focused on the basic genetic, physiological, biochemical and botanical aspects of plant functioning and development in a challenging and changing urban environment abundant in abiotic stressors, as well as biotic and abiotic stressors, that affect the production of horticultural plant in this field. Recently, research interest has shifted towards the sustainable usage of plant genetic resources (roses, autochthonous terrestrial orchids, sweet and sour cherry eco-types, and allochthonous oil-rich species), as well as sustainable practices and nature-based solutions (urban-derived biodiesel, rain gardens, green roofs, green walls, constructed wetlands, water ponds, bioswales and permeable surfaces on a different scale of urban planning). This case study aimed to illustrate how plant selection and breeding strategies can satisfy urban growth demands, whereas urban planning must include sustainable genetic resources suitable for urban ecosystems. Available ornamental plant genetic resources (with pronounced tolerance/resistance to abiotic and/or biotic stressors) associated with the novel approach of their application in green city infrastructure provide the opportunity to implement multiple nature-based solutions leading to numerous ecosystem services. Combined, these contribute to the globally defined goals for sustainable development. Full article
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