Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture and Viticulture"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. José Manuel Moutinho Pereira
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Guest Editor
Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: climate change effects; environmental stresses; grapevine physiology; sustainable agriculture; viticulture management practices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture in general and, in particular, the viticulture, play an important socioeconomic role in many parts of the world. As a result of this importance, over the last decades it is unequivocal the great effort that the growers have made to increase crop productivity, making these sectors generally more competitive on the global market.

However, in the main agricultural and viticultural areas, the stakeholders and decision-makers face new challenges and threats, some of the most important being related to climate change and other components of global change, such as the land misuse and soil degradation, intensive use of pesticides, invasive alien plants, endemic and invasive pests and diseases and genetic erosion of native species and varieties.

The main objective of this Special Issue is the publication of original research and review papers addressing the impact of these potential threats on the ecological, morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular behaviour of crops and in what ways some suitable and environmentally friendly adaptation measures, such as judicious choice of species, cultivars and rootstocks in combination with good planting and training practices, could be implemented in order to increase the crop resilience, the production sustainability and ultimately the food security.

Prof. Dr. José Manuel Moutinho Pereira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biotic or abiotic stress physiology
  • by-products valorization
  • canopy and soil management
  • climate change impacts
  • crop adaptations strategies
  • crop yield and quality
  • efficiency of resources
  • food security
  • innovative agronomic practices
  • sustainability of crop production

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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