Special Issue "Recent Advances in Horticultural Practices for Strawberries and Other Small Fruit Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022.
Interests: strawberries; Fragaria germplasm resources; molecular biology of fruit crops; protected cultivation of fruit crops; cultivation techniques; biofumigation; botanicals
Interests: strawberries; fruit quality and tolerance to stresses; breeding; cultivation techniques
Strawberries and other small fruits, such as brambles (raspberries and blackberries), blueberries, currants, gooseberries, seaberries, mulberries, grapes and kiwifruit, etc., which are rich in nutrients and have high economic value, could be made by commercial or backyard cultivations. Small fruits are produced on small perennial woody or herbaceous plants. These fruits are small but play irreplaceable roles in people’s daily life. So, more and more horticulturalists are focusing on the research and development of horticulture practices of high-quality and laborsaving/mechanized production of small fruit crops.
This Special Issue aims to present new crop production/cultivation techniques, including all aspects of small fruit production, such as seedlings, soils, planting, pruning and training, flower bud formation, irrigation and drainage, manures and fertilizers, the control of pests, diseases and weeds, harvesting and marketing, and costs of production, etc. In particular, an artificial suitable plant production environment (protected cultivation and plant factory), biological agriculture (biological pesticides, biofertilizers, etc.), intelligent agriculture, and soil farming to maintain soil vitality were applied in horticultural production.
We invite horticulturalists to contribute both original research articles and reviews to this Special Issue and to share your results with the community of researchers, students, technicians, strawberries and small fruit growers.
Prof. Dr. Yushan Qiao
Prof. Dr. Zhihong Zhang
Dr. Jiyu Zhang
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 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.
- small fruit crops
- biological horticulture (excluding molecular breeding)
- protected culture (including but are not limited soilless and hydroponic culture)
- plant factory
- sustainable/precision horticulture
- advanced/integrated production systems
- artificial intelligence and robotics