Special Issue "Nutrient Use Efficiency under Optimal and Stressful Conditions of Horticulture Plants"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferrante
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano, via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: horticulture; metabolomics; crop physiology of vegetables and floriculture
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Dr. Miguel Guzmán
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Department of Agronomy, RNM151 Research Group - Agriculture and Environment in Arid Areas, Ciaimbital, Cei A3 Campus of International Excellence in Agri-Food, Almería University, Ctra. Sacramento s/n, 04120 Almería, Spain
Interests: plant nutrition; fertigation; nutrient use efficiency; soilless crops; high-throughput phenotyping; nanofertilizers; agronomic biofortification
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Dr. Roberta Bulgari
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Department of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences, DISAFA, Vegetable Crops and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, VEGMAP, University of Turin, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: horticulture; abiotic stress; biostimulant; soilless cultivation; microgreens; vegetable quality; ornamentals; postharvest quality
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Dr. Stefania Toscano
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia, 5 - 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: ornamental plants; abiotic stresses; antioxidant enzymes; biodiversity; product quality; germination; light response
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant growth and development are regulated by the environmental conditions and availability of mineral nutrients. The uptake of mineral elements is regulated from soil properties and rhizosphere conditions. Abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, high or low temperature, and high or low light conditions affect the assimilation pathway of nutrients in plants. Eco-physiological studies can provide useful information on plant behaviour and adaptability on nutrient use efficiency. Nutrient availability, excess, or deficiency, can activate several physiological and biochemical pathways that are associated with specific transcriptional changes.

Nutrient uptake and assimilation can be improved by specific treatments with enriched bioactive compounds such as biostimulants. The efficacy of these products is particular evident in plant growth under sub-optimal conditions.

Appropriate methodologies used for mineral nutrition studies such as hydroponic systems and nutrient solution managements for improving plant growth are also welcome.

This Special Issue aims to collect reviews and specific studies in order to provide an updated state-of-the-art collection on plant nutrition and performance.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Horticulturae.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferrante
Dr. Miguel Guzmán
Dr. Roberta Bulgari
Dr. Stefania Toscano
Guest Editors

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. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.

Keywords

  • Assimilation pathway
  • Nitrogen
  • Soil fertility
  • Eco-physiology
  • Biostimulants
  • Hydroponics
  • Roots biology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Nutrient availability

Published Papers

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