The State of the Art of Orchard Management

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Fruit Production Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2025 | Viewed by 227

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA Quilamapu, Av. Vicente Méndez 515, Chillán, Chile
Interests: applied environmental physiology of fruit trees; cropping efficiency and fruit quality; orchard planting systems; pruning; deficit irrigation; berry fruits; sustainable management of orchard systems; bioactive compounds in horticultural plants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fruit production has evolved in the last few years, with several studies demonstrating that variations in the agronomic management of fruit orchards disrupt the metabolic, morphological and physiological responses of plants, decreasing the pre- and postharvest quality and productivity of different fruit species.

This Special Issue aims to enhance the latest innovative and cutting-edge studies on the agronomic management of different fruit species exploring ways in which better fruit quality and productivity, along with food safety and the production of functional compounds for human health, can be achieved.

We welcome original research, reviews and short communications on the following topics:

  • Preharvest and postharvest technologies that enhance fruit quality in fruit species.
  • Unpublished agronomic management practices to enhance fruit quality and postharvest life.
  • Extreme environmental factors resulting from climate change and edaphic factors that influence fruit development and quality.
  • Alterations in the fruit crop environment and their impact on the water regime, incidence of pests and diseases and nutritional demand, among other factors.
  • Agronomic management and its effects on metabolic alterations involved in ripening and the production of bioactive compounds in fruit species.

Dr. Jorge Retamal-Salgado
Prof. Dr. Daniel Valero
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Horticulturae 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 2200 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.


  • phytotechnology
  • orchard management
  • fruit production
  • plant protection
  • postharvest technology
  • fruit growing
  • tree physiology
  • ground covers
  • cultural practices
  • high-density systems
  • fruit quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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