Special Issue "Applications of Different Light Spectra in Growing Forest Tree Seedlings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: forest tree species; LED lighting; nursery production; photobiology; plant physiology; year-round seedling production
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Light intensity and wavelength distribution and duration are amongst the most important factors affecting the success of plant production in different cultivation systems. Experiments conducted mostly on crop species but also on a smaller scale on forest tree species have shown that plant production and quality can be optimized by manipulating the spectral composition of light. However, the development of applications for enhancing seedling quality and production efficiency in forest tree nurseries by using different light spectra only began recently. For example, a growing interest in the year-round production of seedlings under controlled conditions has created a need for cost-efficient and environmental friendly cultivation protocols. The aim of this Special Issue of Forests is to increase our understanding of the role of light quality in seedling growth and development, and in this way to promote the development of new applications for production of healthy and vigorous seedlings. Manuscript submissions focusing on any aspect of using different light spectra in growing forest tree seedlings are welcome and encouraged.
Dr. Johanna Riikonen
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Forest tree species
- Nursery production
- Light quality
- Spectral composition
- Year-round production
- Seedling quality