Special Issue "Berry Crops Production: Cultivation, Breeding and Health Benefits"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Toktam Taghavi
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Guest Editor
Agricultural Research Station, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23806, USA
Interests: Horticulture;Small fruits; postharvest; food sciences

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The horticulture industry is changing rapidly due to environmental, economical and social constraints, and the berry industry is no exception. Climate change, migration, economic instabilities and public health concerns have been some of the major challenges in recent years. The science is also changing rapidly as new technologies such as genome sequencing, bioinformatics, sensing and imaging technologies and automation have emerged. These technologies have created large amounts of data in different areas of research. The results need to be commercialized and incorporated into the established breeding, production, handling and storage practices.

This book will collect and represent information on new and improved breeding, production and postharvest practices that can be beneficial to the berry industry and human health. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following: breeding and genomics, environmental responses and tolerances, nutrient management, pest and disease management and resistances, enhanced phytonutrient content, enhanced human nutrition, systems to improve shelf life and food safety and new technologies such as automation, imaging and sensing technologies.

Dr. Toktam Taghavi
Guest Editor

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.


  • berry
  • cultivation
  • breeding
  • health benefits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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