Vegetable Production Systems from the Open Field to Greenhouses

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2024 | Viewed by 171

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Department of Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: integrated and soilless vegetable production; greenhouses and climate conditions management; hydroponics; nutrient, water and energy management; vegetables nutritive value; introduction of new vegetable species; cultivars and production technologies

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Department of Vegetable Crops, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: vegetables; functional food; sustainable and organic and soilless production; hydroponics; nutritive value; microgreens; introduction of new species, cultivars and technologies in vegetable crops production; medicinal and aromatic plants
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Department of Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: the influence of ecological and anthropological factors on the yield and quality of drugs of medicinal and aromatic plants; introduction of protected medicinal plant species into agricultural production; organic cultivation of vegetables and medicinal and aromatic plants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vegetable production is one of the most intensive agricultural systems. It demands significant resource input from growers, such as labour, land, water, fertilizers, pesticides, and equipment. The sustainable and effective use of resources should be integrated with innovative production techniques to achieve resilient and sustainable food systems with increased food security.

Open field production systems are exposed to the significant effects of weather conditions and climate change, and biotic and abiotic stressors, which consequently result in reductions in yield quantity and quality. Other significant challenges are population growth and the reduction of available land area. We can overcome these challenges with year-round production in greenhouses, from low-tech, unheated plastic or screenhouses to high-tech, heated greenhouses, glasshouses, or vertical farming systems, which are equipped for climate control.

Hydroponics, aquaponics, and vertical farming represent new, technologically advanced vegetable production systems, including environmental friendly cultivation methods for high quality vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants.

Original research articles and reviews are welcome in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Božidar Benko
Dr. Sanja Fabek Uher
Dr. Sanja Radman
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • open field vegetable production
  • organic vegetable production
  • nutrient, water, and energy management
  • integrated pest management
  • nutritional quality of vegetables
  • greenhouse vegetable production
  • hydroponics
  • herbs and medicinal plants

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