Special Issue "Vegetable and Fruit Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 18189
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Special Issue in Plants: Horticultural Crops Cultivation and Physiology
Interests: plant stress for improved nutrition; green technologies for postharvest processing; plant biochemistry; novel phytochemicals
Interests: plant stress physiology; environmental stress; postharvest physiology; hormone signaling; precision agriculture; ecophysiology; horticulture; plant production and postharvest technologies
Vegetables and fruits are generally known to contain important vitamins, fiber, essential minerals, and vital bioactive compounds that possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. These compounds can help protect against cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. However, the compositions of these compounds are dependent on plant genotypic, environmental, and management factors. By nature, the production of vegetables and fruits requires high input and intensive management practices compared to other crops. Consequently, collaboration between industry, researchers, and policymakers has led to the development or adoption of some novel technologies to improve vegetable and fruit crop growth, productivity, and harvest, as well as edible qualities. Therefore, this Special Issue of Plants welcomes research papers that focus on the entire chain of vegetable and fruit production including microgreens, and leaf, roots, tuber and starchy (e.g., green peas) vegetables under field and greenhouse production systems and marketing. Specific areas are soil/growing media, irrigation, germplasm evaluation, environmental effect, pest and disease management, new crops, postharvest quality, processing, storage, and marketing, among others.
Dr. Lord Abbey
Dr. Josephine Ampofo
Dr. Mason MacDonald
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fruit production
- vegetable production
- plant nutrition
- fruit quality
- vegetable quality