Special Issue "Crop Management and Postharvest Handling"

A special issue of AgriEngineering (ISSN 2624-7402).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Coral Ortiz Sánchez
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Guest Editor
Rural and Agrifood Engineering Department, The Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: postharvest technology; harvest technology; fruit quality assessment; farm machinery
Dr. Dimitrios Kateris
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Guest Editor
Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-technology (iBO), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: agricultural engineering, agri-robotics, operations management, agricultural automations, condition monitoring, artificial intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleauges,

Different crop management strategies have been extensively studied and developed. In this sense, proper crop management could increase productivity, save water and other resources, increase product shelf-life, and improve final product quality. New crop management approaches are related to achieving sustainable crop production based on modern management techniques, such as digital soil mapping, spatial data analysis, remote sensing, and site-specific crop management.

Crop management has been proven to be related to postharvest handling. The relationship between pre and postharvest treatments has been confirmed.

Postharvest technology studies have been focused on product quality, quality loss during transport and storage, quality assessment, control of diseases and disorders, and food safety.

This Special Issue intends to cover the state-of-the-art and recent progress in different aspects related to new crop management strategies and postharvest handling. It will consider proposals to improve productivity with sustainable crop management and efficient postharvest handling.

Dr. Coral Ortiz Sánchez
Dr. Dimitrios Kateris
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • sustainable crop management
  • crop water management
  • crop management practices
  • soil nutrient management
  • new technologies for crop management
  • remote sensing
  • digital soil mapping
  • spatial data analysis
  • product quality assessment and control
  • postharvest life and postharvest losses
  • fruit and vegetable handling damages
  • diseases and disorders
  • self-life
  • storage and transport
  • storage requirements
  • cool chain
  • food safety
  • postharvest quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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