Special Issue "Recent Advances in Horticultural Practices for Berry Crops"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019).
Interests: irrigation; fertilization; and soil management of berry crops
This Special Issue examines recent advances in horticultural practices for economically-important berry crops, including blueberry, blackberry, cranberry, raspberry, and strawberry. Systems used for berry production vary widely and range anywhere from open fields to tunnels, greenhouses, and vertical planting systems. No single practice is best for all situations, and success depends on thorough understanding of how the crop grows and responds to changes in the environment. Growers must focus on improving both yield and fruit quality and are constantly challenged by weather, pests and diseases, and market and labor requirements.
We welcome contributions of both reviews and original research on topics such as soil and site preparation, cultivar selection, planting and establishment, pruning and training systems, mulching, irrigation and water requirements, nutrition and fertilizers, combating pests and diseases, and fruit harvest and handling. New information on practices for organic and soilless systems are also encouraged. Ideally, the contributions will cover many of the major growing regions from around the world and will include research from temperate, subtropical, and tropical climates.
Dr. David R. Bryla
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- Fruit quality
- Nutrient management
- Pest management
- Plant disease
- Soil management