Horticultural and Floricultural Crops
A section of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
The Horticultural and Floricultural Crops section publishes original research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives, and methodology articles related to horticultural crops under open-field and protected cultivation, including vegetables, fruit trees, vines, ornamental shrubs and trees, flowers, and aromatic and medicinal plants in preharvest and postharvest stages in the life of horticultural and floricultural products. We want to elucidate how crop performance and the quality of horticultural commodities are affected by genetic materials, environmental conditions, production techniques, and postharvest factors. Elucidating the effective mechanisms modulated by these factors is pivotal for attaining sustainable improvement of productivity and product quality of horticultural and floricultural crops. We welcome high-class submissions related to the above-mentioned topics, which may include basic and applied studies.
Accordingly, the section “Horticultural and Floricultural Crops” is interested in:
In particular, “Horticultural and Floricultural Crops” welcomes contributions by early career researchers and propositions for research topics and Special Issues on a single, particular theme in the field of horticultural and floricultural crops.
bedding plants, bioactive compounds, beneficial microorganisms, cut flowers, eustress, floriculture, hydroponics and aquaponics, fruit quality, grafting and rootstock-scion relations in fruit trees and vegetables, greenhouse microclimate, greenhouse production, light emitting diodes, microgreens, nursery management, molecular biology and biotechnology of horticultural and floricultural crops, organic farming, plant biostimulants, plant nutrition, plant tissue culture, pome fruits postharvest physiology, propagation, seed treatment and germination, sprouts, stone fruits, substrate-specific soilless production of vegetables and ornamentals, vegetable quality, vegetable production, viticulture, urban horticulture.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Viticulture and Winemaking under Climate Change (Deadline: 30 June 2019)
- The Molecular Mechanism and Approaches to Break Dormancy in Fruit Trees (Deadline: 30 September 2019)
- Tackling Grapevine Water Relations in a Global Warming Scenario (Deadline: 15 October 2019)
- Fruit and Nut Tree Phenology in a Warming World (Deadline: 1 November 2019)
- Grafting as a Sustainable Means for Securing Yield Stability and Quality in Vegetable Crops (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Toward a Sustainable Agriculture Through Plant Biostimulants: From Experimental Data to Practical Applications (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Foliar Fertilization of Crop Plants: Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Sustainability and Quality in Ornamental Horticulture: Challenges and Perspectives (Deadline: 30 November 2019)
- Recent Advances in Viticulture and Breeding of Grapevine (Deadline: 31 December 2019)
- Recent Advances in Rootstock of Vegetable Plants (Deadline: 31 December 2019)
- Postharvest Storage Techniques and Quality Evaluation of Fruits and Vegetables (Deadline: 31 December 2019)
- Soilless Culture, Growing Media and Horticultural Plants (Deadline: 31 December 2019)
- Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Trees (Deadline: 31 March 2020)