Unraveling the Behavior of Horticultural Plants in Response to Climate Change

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 225

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Escuela de Agronomía, Facultad de Ciencias, Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Mayor, Temuco 4780000, Chile
Interests: berry quality; edaphoclimatic conditions; terroir; viticultural practices
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Center of Plant–Soil Interaction and Natural Resources Biotechnology, Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus (BIOREN-UFRO), Universidad de La Frontera, Avenida Francisco Salazar 01145, P.O. Box 54-D, Temuco, Chile
Interests: fruit crops; abiotic stress; plant nutrition; antioxidants

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Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Concepcion, Avenida Vicente Mendez, 595, Chillán 3812120, Chile
Interests: horticulture; viticulture; drought; wine; terroir; plant physiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global warming is affecting horticultural production, and its impact depends on planting site, soil type, crop species, and orchard management. Currently, crop production and commercial vegetables are subjected to extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, drought, rainfall variability, spring frost, storm, hail, and wind, among others, which strongly affect crop production. Global warming not only affects the climate but also increases the pressure of weeds, pests, and the diseases of horticultural crops. Furthermore, horticultural production is moving towards colder areas, and the scarce available research limits our knowledge about the suitability of crops in these new productive areas.

Some horticultural techniques have been proposed by the experts to mitigate the negative effects of global warming on horticultural crops with great success. Nevertheless, new horticultural orchards should be rethought considering the evaluation of different plant materials for the adaptation to current and future climatic scenarios. Manuscripts covering studies on the horticultural behavior of a wide range of plant materials are invited for submission, such as the choice of early- or late-ripening varieties or clones, the use of minority and autochthonous varieties, the evaluation of rootstocks, interspecific hybrids, and unknown plant genotypes, among others.

Dr. Gastón Gutiérrez-Gamboa
Dr. Alejandra Ribera-Fonseca
Dr. Ignacio Serra Stepke
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  • clones
  • interspecific hybrids
  • rootstocks
  • unknown genotypes
  • varieties

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There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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