Special Issue "Greenhouse Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2020.
Interests: greenhouse technology, climate control, ventilation, water efficiency, desalination, agricultural sustainability
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Greenhouse technology has evolved from being a niche cultivation system for specialty crops to becoming the backbone of intensive agriculture both in developed economies and in new emerging markets. From a consumer point of view, greenhouse technology has provided a wide availability of high-quality fresh produce all year round at affordable prices, a factor that has undoubtedly changed the market dynamics in a permanent manner. From a technological point of view, the reasons for the rapid expansion of greenhouse technology and, in particular, of greenhouse horticulture are manifold, but one main factor arises above all other considerations. Indeed, the possibility to control the microclimate inside the greenhouse independently of outside environmental conditions has made it possible to cultivate a wide range of high-demand crops in latitudes where, due to their harsh cold or warm environmental conditions, horticulture would otherwise be limited to seasonal, lower-productivity crops. This delicate balance between the microclimate inside the greenhouse and external environmental conditions has not come without a cost. Indeed, the expansion of greenhouse agriculture has resulted in a number of scientific challenges in a plethora of scientific fields. This, in turn, requires new multidisciplinary scientific and technological solutions in the fields of insect pest management, food safety and public health, water and underground water quality, climate control and energy engineering, plant breeding, soil science, and agricultural economics, to name only a few of the most pressing challenges in this highly dynamic and emerging scientific domain.
Dr. Diego Luis Valera Martínez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plant protection
- Insect pest management
- Food safety
- Greenhouse structures
- Climate control
- Plant breeding
- Soil science
- Agricultural economic