Special Issue "Irrigation Strategies and Soil Management in Orchards"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: fruit tree physiology; nursery techniques; landscape ecology; urban gardening
Interests: agricultural chemistry; soil/plant chemistry and biochemistry; soil microbiology
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This Special Issue focuses on "Irrigation Strategies and Soil Management in Orchards", which is important for promoting a rapid exchange of research results, experience, and ideas within the scientific community and among professionals working in this stimulating and relevant research field, both from an agronomic and an economic perspective. Besides the specific scientific target, we would like to transfer updated and practically relevant results to farmers, SMEs, policy makers, and related end-users working on fruit production. To do this, we will try to select the most sound, innovative, and clear papers, ranging from irrigation techniques, to the key role of soil management for regulating plant-water status, to reaching food and economic themes. Research on the impact of water and soil management on climate-change mitigation, soil-nutrients optimization, and soil physico-chemical and biological fertility will be welcome. All these aspects should be taken into account for future orchard-management strategies, based on the principles of circular economy and aimed at ameliorating ecosystem services. Through an innovative multidisciplinary approach, region-specific water and land management practices for orchards will be proposed. On this basis, we feel confident that the contribution of many authors working on various aspects of water and soil resources in orchards will allow us to achieve all these aims. We hope to work with all of you on this exciting project!
Prof. Bartolomeo Dichio
Prof. Adriano Sofo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fruit trees
- irrigation strategies
- plant secondary metabolism
- soil water retention
- water transport
- sustainable soil management
- sustainable water management