Special Issue "Effect of Cultivation and Storage Techniques on Fruit Quality and Nutritional Value"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Postharvest Biology, Quality, Safety, and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: plant nutrition; pitaya; citrus; environmental stress
Interests: vegetable breeding; seed germination
Interests: physiology and productivity of fruit crops; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; sink-source relations; reproductive biology
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Due to new technologies being applied in cultivation, the production of high-quality fruits is increasing. As a result, fresh fruit trading is not only occurring in the domestic market, but also flourishing in the international market. Although high quality fresh fruits are needed in the market, the post-harvest losses of fruit are the biggest limitation in the fruit industry. In general, post-harvest losses refer to the loss of quality or quantity between the harvest and consumption of fruits. The loss rate varies among the types, varieties and preservation techniques of fruits.
The biotic and abiotic factors which influence the post-harvest losses of fruits have been widely discussed and reported. The combination of cultivation and storage techniques in order to reduce postharvest losses is the trend in maintaining fruit quality and prolonging storage life. This Special Issue aims to stimulate and collect studies in this area to merge pre-harvest cultivation and post-harvest technology to reduce the losses of fruits.
Dr. Pai-Tsang Chang
Prof. Dr. Wen-Ju Yang
Prof. Dr. Jer-Chia Chang
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. 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 1600 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.
- storage temperature
- weight loss
- postharvest technology
- fruit quality
- respiration rate