Special Issue "Effects of Biostimulants on Plant Physiology and Metabolic Profile"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1322
Interests: role of compatible osmolytes in stress responses; plant metabolic profiling; regulation of carbon and nitrogen metabolism; effects of biostimulants on plant metabolism
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Interests: the effects of different types of cultivation; the use of plant biostimulants, on the yield and metabolism of horticultural crops
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for the transition towards more sustainable agricultural production models. We can no longer address the growing demand for food through intensive agriculture using high inputs of water and fertilizers. Therefore, research should be redirected towards agricultural production systems capable of achieving sustainable productivity while reducing environmental impact. Furthermore, we must not overlook the fact that there is a growing and profitable market share for premium plant products, with a high nutritional and nutraceutical profile. One promising strategy that could facilitate the transition from input-intensive agriculture to a sustainable production approach and/or improve the functional quality of plant products involves the use of plant biostimulants in cropping systems. The results present in the literature show that biostimulants can modify the endogenous/physiological processes of plants, improving their resources use efficiency, yield, and nutritional quality, particularly under abiotic stresses. We, therefore, ask for contributions to this topic issue regarding the beneficial effects of biostimulants in promoting plant endogenous mechanisms that have positive effects on crop yield, stress tolerance, and product quality, specifically underlying their mechanisms of action.
Prof. Dr. Petronia Carillo
Dr. Giovanna Marta Fusco
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