Topic Editors

Dr. Hua Bai
School of Agricultural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, USA
Dr. Dimitra A. Loka
Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter, 41335 Lycovrissi, Greece
College of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China

Crop Ecophysiology: From Lab to Field, 2nd Volume

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

Following the successful completion of Volume I of “Crop Ecophysiology: From Lab to Field” and the great interest in this research topic, we are pleased to announce the launch of Volume II. Increasing crop productivity is an important goal in agriculture. Despite extensive research on the effects of abiotic and biotic stressors on plant growth and development processes, several questions still remain. This topic focuses on crop ecophysiology, seeking ways to help producers to understand crop growth and overcome the risks associated with external factors. Studies on crop growth and development, including seed germination and dormancy, seedling development, photosynthesis, plant water use, mineral nutrition, source–sink relations, and harvest index, are within the scope of this topic. Studies on the mechanism of crop response to environmental stress under controlled or field conditions (high temperature, cold stress, drought stress, high salinity, and combined stresses), pests, pathogens, and other plants are also welcome. In addition, agricultural practices that improve the use efficiency of resources such as water, radiation, N2, and CO2, and reduce dependence on external energy input (soil tillage, agrochemicals and mineral fertilizers, etc.) will also be considered for this topic. Original research manuscripts as well as reviews are accepted.

Dr. Hua Bai
Dr. Dimitra A. Loka
Dr. Wei Hu
Topic Editors


  • crop growth and development
  • biotic stress
  • abiotic stress
  • agricultural practices

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International Journal of Plant Biology
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