The Influence of Climate Change and Environmental Stress on Vegetable and Fruit Production

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Biotic and Abiotic Stress".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 681

Special Issue Editors

Graduate School of Integrated Science for Life, Hiroshima University, 1-4-4 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima 739-8528, Japan
Interests: foliar feeding

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Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: genetics of ornamental and specialty crops; incorporating genetics; genomics; molecular biology and biotechnology; plant genetics interact with environmental factors; temperature; drought; salinity and light

Guest Editor
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Government of Western Australia, Kensington, Australia
Interests: automation; canopy management; crop physiology; climate resilience; root system; production system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is amongst the largest threats causing environmental stressors, such as drought, salinity, flooding, and extreme temperature. These environmental challenges have been given immense consideration worldwide due to their serious negative effects on plant production. Vegetable and fruits are important aspects of a healthy diet, and their growth is altered by environmental stressors morphologically, physiologically, biochemically, and biologically. The need to study the influence of environmental stressors on vegetables and fruits in order to meet food requirements and improve healthy edibility is urgent. Several processes, such as grafting, applying plant metabolite, biotechnology, priming, and breeding, have been used to improve crop production.

The purpose of this Special Issue, entitled “The Influence of Climate Change and Environmental Stress on Vegetable and Fruit Production”, is to showcase the latest articles in terms of improving vegetable and fruit production against climate change and environmental stressors using innovative technologies or novel methods worldwide.>

Dr. Liyun Liu
Dr. Heqiang Huo
Dr. Shuang-Xi Zhou 
Guest Editors

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  • climate change
  • environmental stressor
  • improvement
  • influence
  • production

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