Special Issue "Advances in Citrus Horticulture"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rhuanito S. Ferrarezi

Guest Editor
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Indian River Research and Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
Interests: citrus horticulture; citrus irrigation; citrus plant nutrition; citrus plant physiology; soil moisture sensors; low-cost open-source microcontrollers
Dr. Alberto San Bautista

Guest Editor
Departamento de Producción Vegetal, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera 14, 46020 Valencia, Spain
Interests: vegetables production; greenhouses crops; soilless culture; plant nutrition; abiotic stresses; physiological disorder; vegetable grafting; hydroponic nutrient solution; nutrient uptake; germination; vegetable and fruit quality; water requirements; evapotranspiration; water quality and irrigation; cropping system; soil fertility; agronomy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Citrus is the highest-valued fruit crop in terms of international trade due to the fresh and processed orange juice markets. The crop is highly diverse and includes grapefruits, lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines, among other fruits.

The citrus industry has faced many threats in the last decades, such as the tristeza virus, citrus canker, and recently, the citrus greening disease or huanglongbing. Despite the negative effects of pests and diseases, the citrus industry has improved productivity through advanced horticultural practices.

The purpose of this Special Issue on “Advances in Citrus Horticulture” is to present cutting-edge studies, tools, methods, and innovations that have been successful in several fields of citrus horticulture:

  • New propagation methods
  • Precision irrigation
  • Enhanced nutrition
  • Scion and rootstock selection
  • Soil health improvement
  • Modern cultural practices
  • High-density plantings
  • New production technologies
  • Integrated pest, disease and weed management
  • Post-harvest technologies and others

Your contribution to this topic through literature reviews or original research papers that deal with citrus horticulture are welcomed on fresh and for processing markets. I look forward to the opportunity to receive your manuscripts and share interesting outcomes with the community of scientists, students, technicians, and professionals that work with citrus worldwide.

Dr. Rhuanito S. Ferrarezi
Dr. Alberto San Bautista
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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 quarterly 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 1000 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.


  • cultural practices and postharvest
  • cultivars and rootstocks
  • irrigation and fertilization
  • new technologies
  • pests and diseases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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