Special Issue "Changes in the Quality of Different Plant Products under Different Growing Conditions"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Product Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zoltán Györi
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Guest Editor
Debreceni Egyetem Mezőgazdaság-, Élelmiszertudományi és Környezetgazdálkodási Kar, Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: agrochemistry; quality control and quality determination; food and feed analytics; food safety and quality assurance
Dr. Manfred Sager
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Guest Editor
Bio Forschung Austria, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Interests: trace elements (heavy metals, platinum metals, rare earths); phosphorus; iodine—occurrence and analysis; environmental mobility and speciation
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, there have been many changes in world agriculture, including crop production in particular. These changes include the development of cultivation technologies, use of fertilizers, pesticides, new machinery, methods of soil tillage and the cultivation of new varieties/hybrids. Meanwhile, new challenges have emerged in terms of the quality of plant products as a result of changing consumer expectations, from the processing industry and the field of related sciences (in human nutrition). In addition, quality testing methods have changed as an increasing number of instruments are introduced in the analytical process.

As a consequence, today, instead of atomic absorption instruments, element content is measured by ICP while a multitude of rheological analyses are used to classify winter wheat and flours. The use of HPLC measurement techniques in the study of biologically active compounds has become common as well. During these processes, we need to address the issues of how the parameterized quality of products changes in the transforming crop production. Meanwhile, we also need to provide data on the changes in quality that result from an increase in average temperature and the CO2 content of the air. The results of agronomic and climate-related term effects will also contribute to science with new results.

I cordially invite you to share the most important achievements of your research work with readers.

Dr. Zoltán Györi
Dr. Manfred Sager
Guest Editors

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  • plant products
  • quality
  • mineral content
  • essential and non-essential elements
  • baking quality
  • nutritional constituents
  • food and feed safety
  • maize
  • cereals
  • pseudocereals
  • legumes
  • grasses
  • potatoes
  • growing conditions

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Production Efficiency and Total Protein Yield in Quinoa Grown under Water Stress
Agriculture 2021, 11(11), 1089; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11111089 - 03 Nov 2021
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The increasing water scarcity affects the agricultural sector, and it is a significant constraining factor for crop production in many areas of the world. Water resource management and use related to crop productivity is the most important factor in many crops. Since consumer [...] Read more.
The increasing water scarcity affects the agricultural sector, and it is a significant constraining factor for crop production in many areas of the world. Water resource management and use related to crop productivity is the most important factor in many crops. Since consumer demands healthy food, the nutritive quality and the active ingredient need to be considered within the productive issue. The objective of this study was to determine water technical efficiency related to seed yield and seed protein content and composition in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) under water stress using data envelopment analysis (DEA). The study was conducted in Chillan, Chile in two growing seasons. As water availability increased, seed yield, globulin, and albumin yield increased, particularly in the genotype Cahuil. The higher average efficiency levels for the DEA were 46.7% and 39.2% in Cahuil in both seasons at 20% available water (AW). The highest average efficiency of globulin yield was recorded in the same genotype (Cahuil). The highest multi-product technical efficiency levels in all input and output included in this study were observed in Cahuil, Regalona, and Morado under water scarcity in both seasons. In future studies related to crop management, DEA provides a good framework for estimating efficiency under restricted factors and multi-product results. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Mineral content of cereals in the last decades

Title: Microbiological and toxicological evaluation of silage feeds

Title: Insight into the yeast-mycotoxin relations

Title: Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the condensed tannin contents of sorghum varieties

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