Special Issue "Abiotic Stress in Fruit Crops"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: irrigation and water management; soil and water conservation; abiotic stress; tree fruit physiology; tree fruit production; climate change and agriculture
Interests: tree fruit physiology; plant nutrition; climate change and agriculture
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In many fruit-growing regions, water availability, optimum temperatures, and good soil contribute to their suitability for production. However, drought, salt, light, nutrient, and temperature stress can still negatively affect plant productivity. Assessing plant stress resistance to abiotic stress is crucial for the continuity and sustainability of agriculture in regions that are highly vulnerable to extreme weather. Furthermore, climate change has the potential to magnify these common abiotic stress factors, and it is important to understand how fruit production will be affected. These stresses induce morphological, physiological, and biochemical changes affecting vegetative and reproductive responses and fruit quality. These mechanisms and responses to abiotic stress will likely vary across cultivars and crop species. Consequently, adopting new crop management strategies, technologies, and crop systems in addition to developing and evaluating new cultivar/rootstock combinations that maintain productivity and increase resource-use efficiency will be useful to ensure high productivity and quality of perennial fruit crops under a changing climate.
The Special Edition is open to research articles on perennial fruit crops focused on the following topics:
- Implications of changing climate on productivity of fruit crops;
- Mechanisms and strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance;
- Sustainable water management in fruit trees;
- Effects of water salinity on fruit crops, vegetative growth and yield;
- Effects of high temperature and high solar irradiance on fruit trees;
- Impact of preharvest abiotic stresses on postharvest fruit physiology.
Dr. Victor Blanco
Dr. Lee Kalcsits
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- Abiotic stress tolerance
- Climate change
- Fruit crops
- Fruit quality
- Water management