Special Issue "The State of The Art of Horticulture Science in Spain"

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 September 2022 | Viewed by 173

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. María del Carmen Martínez Ballesta
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Guest Editor
Agronomic Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48, 30203 Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
Interests: water relations; aquaporins; secondary metabolism (glucosinolates); membrane proteins and nutritions in plants; crop production under different salinity stress
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Dr. Diego A. Moreno
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Co-Guest Editor
1. Phytochemistry and Healthy Foods Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, National Council for Scientific Research (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain
2. Associated Unit of R&D and Innovation CEBAS-CSIC+UPCT on “Quality and Risk Assessment of Foods”, CEBAS-CSIC, Campus Espinardo - 25, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: food science and technology; phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; health-promoters, functional ingredients; natural foods; healthy foods; energy metabolism (obesity and diabetes); human nutrition; wellbeing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spanish horticulture has drastically changed in the 21st century. With 16.9 million hectares of arable land, novel technological advances in horticulture, vegetable production, gardening, and landscaping are now being employed for vegetable and fruit production.

Novel technologies in soilless cultivation systems, fertigation, global microclimatic control of greenhouses, use of renewable energy (e.g., solar, solar thermal, biomass-fired cogeneration, and geothermal), efficient artificial lighting, and lower CO2 emissions have made Spanish agrosystems more competitive.

Other environmental challenges, such as the conversion to productive organic farming, recycling, and composting of horticultural materials, continue to be major challenges to the future of horticultural production in Spain; therefore, it is important to find solutions to increase yields under a climate variety or solutions to enable extensive exploitation of groundwater.

This Special Issue provides an overview of modern Spanish agriculture, particularly focused on these novel technologies. 

Prof. Dr. María del Carmen Martínez Ballesta
Dr. Diego A. Moreno
Guest Editors

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 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 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.


  • artificial lighting
  • CO2 emissions
  • fertigation
  • greenhouse
  • groundwater
  • organic farming
  • soilless cultivation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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