Special Issue "Soil Quality Assessed for Viti- and Horticulture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2021).
Interests: floodplain geomorphology and geoecology; anthropogeomorphology; landscape rehabilitation (with special regard to river floodplains); agricultural land evaluation; plant/environment interactions
The physical properties of soils are highly relevant to crop production. In addition to arable crops, plant support, root penetration, drainage, aeration, moisture retention, and plant nutrients are also important in vineyards and horticultural fields. Physical properties such as the amount, size, shape, arrangement, and mineral composition of particles also influence the chemical characteristics and microbial life in the soil. The soil organic matter and nutrient contents can be evaluated against several physical properties (texture, structure, porosity, permeability, and color) to reveal their significance in yield and crop quality indicators. Soil analyses could describe an important component of the terroir for vine, various fruits, and vegetables. Long-term monitoring of the relationships between soil properties and horticultural crop yields could provide valuable information for precision horticulture. The irrigation and fertilization needs of different fruit tree varieties should also be investigated.
Prof. Dr. Dénes Lóczy
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- soil properties
- crop quality
- fruit trees