Special Issue "Advances in Viticulture Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: abiotic stress; arboriculture; biodiversity; cultivation techniques; fruit maturation; grapevine; plant physiology; viticulture
In arboriculture, the vine is one of the most cultivated plants. The total surface planted globally is estimated at 7.5 x 106 ha, and around 7.5 x 106 metric tons of grapes are produced annually (according to the OIV). Grapes are used as fresh (36%), raisins (7%), or for the production of wine (57%). Although global vineyard hectares have declined over the past 20 years, particularly in the Mediterranean area, grape production has increased progressively from 6.0 to 7.5 x 106 metric tons. Grape usage varies considerably from region to region, and from country to country. For example, most grapes grown in Europe are used in wine production, whereas in China or India grapes are mostly used as a fresh fruit crop. Two challenges concern the world of viticulture in years to come: (i) the sustainability of crops, and (ii) the contrast to climate change as a stressor.
Both challenges are difficult to overcome. The survival of some historic wine-growing regions could be at risk, and in particular the quality of production could be compromised or greatly modified.
The proposed Special Issue on “Advances in Viticulture production” aims to present advanced studies, methods, tools, and cutting-edge innovations applied in the field of grape production. I look forward receiving to your manuscripts and am eager to share your results with the community of researchers, students, technicians, winegrowers, and enthusiasts of the world of viticulture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: new techniques to manage production factors; methods for the early estimation of yield and productivity; stress management and reduction of water consumption; integrated and organic management of pests, diseases, and weeds; IOT and DSS systems; precision viticulture for sustainable vineyard management; and automation and autonomous driving in viticulture mechanization.
Prof. Dr. Massimo Bertamini
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- Precision viticulture
- IOT and DSS system in viticulture
- Automation and autonomous driving mechanization
- Sustainable viticulture practices
- New production techniques in viticulture
- Yield and productivity estimation
- Stress and water management
- Pest, weed and disease management
- Stress management and reduction of water consumption