Special Issue "New Challenges in Productivity of Strawberry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2022.
Interests: agronomy; horticulture; agricultural; plant science; control of fruit size; strawberry plants
Interests: fruit and berries; cultivation techniques; organic production; plant physiology; cultivar trials; out-of-season berry production; environmental effects on plant growth and development; fruit quality
Strawberries are grown around the globe across many different environments and growing systems. Productivity and economic returns vary significantly from country to country and region to region. Yields range from 10 tons per ha up to more than 50 tons per ha, depending on the cultivar, plant agronomy, and the weather. The cost of harvesting is high compared with many other horticultural crops and profitability can be severely reduced by poor fruit quality and low marketable yields. Research is required to maintain or even increase profitability using new growing systems. These new growing systems might help the commercial industry mitigate some of the impacts of climate change in the future.
Dr. Christopher M. Menzel
Dr. Anita Sonsteby
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- economic returns
- glasshouse production
- growing systems
- irrigation management
- plant diseases
- plant nutrition
- protected cropping
- remote sensing
- soil-less production
- time of planting