Special Issue "Horticultural Crops Cultivation and Physiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 2447
Interests: stress physiology; molecular biology
Interests: rhizosphere microorganism; replant disease; stress physiology
Interests: horticulture; plant nutrition; soil health and quality; plant environmental stress physiology; compost science; biostimulants
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Horticultural crops cultivation are challenged by multifactorial adverse conditions (high and low temperatures, drought, salinity, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, etc.). The growth of horticultural crops in field and greenhouse is affected by soil properties such as pH value, organic matter and nutrient content, etc. Their optimal growth should be achieved by developing appropriate cultivation strategies (including soil amendment application, beneficial microorganism inoculation, and so on), along with efficient management of water, fertilizers and soil health. It has been demonstrated that an increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) occurs that can lead to oxidative stress under most adverse conditions. However, these oxidative signals can also activate various signaling cascades that trigger the activation of plant protective systems. They subsequently change key metabolic processes such as photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, mineral nutrition, antioxiants, etc. Furthermore, the identification of genes involved in the defense response and stress tolerance is essential for the genetic improvement of horticultural crops. This Special Issue of Plants is to encourage the publication of the latest studies or reviews on the cultivation and physiological responses of horticultural crops under multifactorial adverse conditions.
Dr. Jiali He
Dr. Kun Li
Dr. Lord Abbey
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- nutrient and irrigation management
- soil properties
- abiotic stress
- food security
- cultivation technology
- physiological response
- stress tolerance