Special Issue "Eco-Physiology of Fruit Tree and Innovative Agricultural Practices"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Horticultural and Floricultural Crops".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pasquale Losciale
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Guest Editor
Department of Soil, Plant, and Food Sciences, University of Bari “Aldo Moro” | UNIBA, Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: leaf functioning; water relations; abiotic stresses; photo-protection; plan-based indices; fruit growth; bio-diversity; temperate fruit trees
Prof. Dr. Luca Corelli-Grappadelli
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Guest Editor
Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna | UNIBO, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: tropical and tubtropical truit growing; biology and physiology of trees; arboriculture; temperate fruit growing
Dr. Luigi Manfrini
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Guest Editor
Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna | UNIBO, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: plant biology; plant physiology; environment; geostatistical analysis; remote sensing; spatial statistics; irrigation; plant environmental stress physiology; plant ecology; abiotic stress tolerance
Dr. Brunella Morandi
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Guest Editor
Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna | UNIBO, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: irrigation; source-sink relationship; fruit growth; fruit tree ecophysiology; water relation; fruit quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fruit tree cultivation accounts for about 7% of the total agricultural surface, and it is the highest valued agricultural activity. Fruit and grapes provide high nutraceutical components to the human diet, preventing important diseases like obesity, cancer, and diabetes. In addition, orchards contribute to land preservation and stewardship. Despite the high economic, social, and environmental importance of this sector, making fruit tree production economically and ecologically sustainable is particularly challenging as trees are perennial and only a fraction of their bio-mass is used. Stressful conditions and improper agro-practices can affect current and future orchard performance. The study of tree functioning related to different and changing pedo-climates is deserving of great interest. Improving our knowledge of fruit tree ecophysiology will help to implement innovative practices based on a measure of real orchard needs.

Please share your research in fruit tree ecophysiology and innovative agro-practices in the present Special Issue. Submissions on but not limited to the following topics are invited: (1) tree (canopy, fruit, and whole plant) behavior as a function of genotype, environment, and management; (2) source/sink relations; (3) plant-based indices; and (4) innovative, ecophysiology-based agro-practices.

Dr. Pasquale Losciale
Prof. Luca Corelli Grappadelli
Dr. Luigi Manfrini
Dr. Brunella Morandi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • leaf functioning
  • fruit growth
  • fruit quality
  • water relations
  • abiotic stress
  • productive efficiency
  • precision orchard management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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