Special Issue "Innovation in Propagation of Fruit, Vegetable and Ornamental Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: horticulture; fruit crops; post-harvest; fruit ripening
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In horticulture, plant propagation plays an important role as the number of plants can be rapidly multiplied retaining desirable characteristics of the mother plants, and shortening the bearing age of plants. There are two primary forms of plant propagation: sexual and asexual. In nature, propagation of plants most often involves sexual reproduction, and this form is still used in several species. Over the years, horticulturists have developed asexual propagation methods that use vegetative plant parts. Innovation in plant propagation has supported breeding programs and allowed the production of high quality nursery plants with the same genetic characteristics of the mother plant, free of diseases or pests.
The purpose of this Special Issue “Innovation in Propagation of Fruit, Vegetable and Ornamental Plants” aims to present state-of-the-art techniques recently developed by researchers worldwide. Innovative articles on propagation of any fruit, vegetable and ornamental species are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Sergio Ruffo Roberto
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 1400 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.
- propagation methods
- plant growth media
- tissue culture
- nursery plants
- growth regulators