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Editors (18)

Prof. Dr. Douglas D. Archbold
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Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, N318 Agricultural Sciences North, Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Interests: fruit set and development; polyol metabolism; ripening and senescence;aroma volatiles
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Prof. Dr. Christian Fischer *
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Interests: horticultural economics, management and marketing; horticultural value and supply chains; fruit and vegetable consumer behaviour; rural development and horticultural policies
* Section EiC of Horticultural Economics, Policy, Business Management and Marketing
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Dr. Umberto Bernardo *
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CNR, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: biological control; endosymbionts; integrative taxonomy; invasive species
* Section EiC of Insect Pest Management
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Prof. Dr. Harald Scherm *
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Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, 120 Carlton Street Athens, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: plant pathogen biology; epidemiology, and integrated disease management; diseases of fruit and vegetable crops and their control
* Section EiC of Plant Pathology and Disease Management (PPDM)
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Dr. Rosario Paolo Mauro *
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia, 5 - 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: agronomic management in horticulture and floriculture; breeding of horticultural crops; crop physiology; vegetables quality; secondary metabolites
* Section EiC of Processed Horticultural Products
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Dr. Gianluca Allegro
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL, University of Bologna, viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: grapevine physiology; berry ripening; phenolic maturity; sustainable management techniques; precision viticulture; climate change; vineyard mechanization
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Prof. Dr. Nazim Gruda *
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Division of Horticultural Sciences, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 6, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: controlled environment agriculture; grafting; growing media; mycorrhiza; product quality of fruit and vegetables; protected cultivation; soilless culture; stress physiology; sustainable horticulture; vegetables
* Section EiC of Protected Culture
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Prof. Dr. Luigi De Bellis *
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Università del Salento, Centro Ecotekne, via Provinciale Lecce Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; genomics; biotechnology; pathology; fruit quality
* Section EiC of Developmental Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology
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Prof. Dr. Elazar Fallik *
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ARO-the Volcani Center, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, 68 HaMakkabbim Road, P.O. Box 15159, Rishon LeZiyyon 7505101, Israel
Interests: postharvest physiology; pathology; sensory and biochemistry issues; fruit; vegetables
* Section EiC of Postharvest Biology, Quality, Safety, and Technology
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Dr. Alessandra Francini *
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Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Interests: antioxidant; chlorophyll fluorescence; fruit quality; tree; heavy metals; phytoremediation; xenobiotic
* Section EiC of Biotic and Abiotic Stress
Dr. Amit Dhingra *
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Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, 155 Johnson Hall, P.O. Box 646414, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
Interests: genomics; plastid biology; stress, ripening; ethylene; photobiology; photosynthesis; genetics, phenomics; biotechnology
* Section EiC of Genetics, Genomics, Breeding, and Biotechnology (G2B2)
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Rozhon *
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Department of Agriculture, Oecotrophology and Landscape Development, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Strenzfelder Allee 28, 06406 Bernburg, Germany
Interests: plant hormones; plant nutrition; responses of primary and secondary plant metabolism to plant nutrition; orphan crops; analytical methods including HPLC, UHPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, electrophoresis and quantitative PCR; separation and analysis of chiral molecules; enzyme assays; inhibitors
* Section EiC of Plant Nutrition
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Prof. Dr. Sergio Ruffo Roberto *
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Department of Agronomy, Agricultural Research Center, Londrina State University, Celso Garcia Cid Road, P.O. Box 10.011, Londrina, Brazil
Interests: horticulture; fruit crops; post-harvest; fruit ripening
* Section EiC of Propagation and Seeds
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Prof. Dr. Stefania De Pascale *
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Department of Agricultural Sciences,Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: open field vegetable production; greenhouse production; sustainable water and nutrition management; hydroponic systems; crop water and salinity stress-tolerance
* Section EiC of Vegetable Production Systems
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Prof. Dr. Esmaeil Fallahi *
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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Parma Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho, Parma, ID 83660, USA
Interests: fruit crop physiology
* Section EiC of Fruit Production Systems
Prof. Dr. Genhua Niu *
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252, USA
Interests: controlled environment agriculture; hydroponics; indoor vertical farming; environmental stress physiology; urban landscape water conservation
* Section EiC of Floriculture, Nursery and Landscape, and Turf
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Prof. Dr. Amarat Simonne *
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Food Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, University of Florida, 3025 McCarty Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: food safety; food quality; composition
* Section EiC of Outreach, Extension, and Education
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Dr. Joseph P. Albano
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U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, 2001 S. Rock Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
Interests: the interactions of plants, substrates, water treatment systems, and production practices as they relate to sustainable production as influenced by the nutrient release rate and formulation of fertili; water and nutrient holding capacities of substrates; water and nutrient requirements of crops; irrigation water quality; plant and substrate chemical and physical properties; environmental conditions; and plant species
Prof. Dr. Arturo Alvino
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Interests: agriculture; crop management; horticultural crops; irrigation; precision agriculture; remote sensing
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Dr. Laura Bardi
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CREA-IT Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing, USSA Turin, Area di Ricerca di Torino, Strada delle Cacce, 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
Interests: bioeconomy; bioremediation and phytoremediation; rhizospheric microorganisms; microbial biotechnologies; crops tolerance to abiotic stresses; fruit trees response to climate change
Prof. Dr. Boris Basile
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università, 100, 80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
Interests: Applied environmental physiology of fruit trees and grapevines; water relations; light relations; source-sink relations; carbon partitioning; fruit quality; orchard/vineyard planting systems; pruning; deficit irrigation
Prof. Dr. Daniele Bassi
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: systematic pomology; tree fruit breeding and cultivar evaluation for fruit quality; disease resistance and tree growth type
Dr. Nadia Bertin
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Plantes et Systèmes de Culture Horticoles, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), 84914 Avignon, France
Interests: fruit quality; fruit health value; water deficit; genotype by environment interaction; fruit growth; cell division; process-based models
Dr. Carmelo Peter Bonsignore
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Laboratorio di Entomologia ed Ecologia Applicata, Dipartimento PAU, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: insect ecology; pest management; forest entomology; biological control; tritrophic interactions
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Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė
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Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre forAgriculture and Forestry, Kaunas str. 30, Kaunas district 54333, Lithuania
Interests: physiology of plant productivity; photophysiology; stress physiology; ecophysiology; horticulture
Dr. Giovanni Bubici
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Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: soil-borne plant pathogens; beneficial microorganisms; soil microbiome; Verticillium; Pyrenochaeta; Fusarium; Streptomyces; biological control; integrated disease management; plant genetic resistance; plant-microbe interaction; microbe genomics; plant functional genomics
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Dr. Raul I. Cabrera
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Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC), Rutgers University, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA
Interests: ornamental and landscape horticulture; nursery and greenhouse crops; mineral nutrition and water relations; irrigation and fertilization management; substrates and hydroponics; salinity; water quality; hemp
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