Special Issue "Sustainability in Fruit Production and Core Collections with Special Regards to Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: shell fruit species; persian walnut; walnut phenology; walnut genetics; walnut breeding; nut quality; sweet cherry growing; cherry rootstocks; rootstock-scion interactions; fruit quality
Interests: DNA fingerprinting; tree genetics; plant breeding; forest genetics
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Climate change has complex effects on the fruit industry, because orchards are long-term investments that are located outside under special site conditions. For successful production year after year, the perennial fruit species must tolerate the local climate and soil conditions well. In an intensive orchard, the tree height is limited; however, their production and yield is much higher compared with traditional orchards. During the orchard maintenance period, some dedicated activities (e.g., irrigation, cover, special support system, special spraying technology, and planting local bred rootstocks/varieties) can be made to increase the “well-being” of the fruit trees, grafted on a rootstock or planted on their own roots, in order to increase their production, yield, and fruit/nut quality.
Another important issue is that intensive orchards are particularly labour intensive. However, manpower is limited today, so during the maintenance activities of an orchard, one must also take into consideration this phenomenon. Modern techniques (mechanical/chemical fruit thinning and the usage of drones) can help growers decrease labour costs during production.
This Special Issue invites breeders, climatologists, biologists, chemists, and scientists dealing with the evaluation of orchard systems and varieties ex situ, which are necessary for successful fruit growing, to publish their original research papers, perspectives, opinions, reviews, modelling approaches, and methods about their genetic and phenotypical studies, effects of the environment and climate on the yield and fruit/nut quality, chemical compounds, and adaptation strategies of the edible fruit species.
Dr. Géza Bujdosó
Dr. Klara Cseke
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- fruit species
- climate change
- orchard systems
- rootstock-scion interactions
- core collection
- green solutions
- smart solutions