CABI has launched a horticultural science internet resource covering tropical, subtropical and temperate crops and regions. Horticultural Science is an international database of abstracts, full text journals and conference proceedings, and news and reviews covering all aspects of horticultural science and technology. With an open-access news component, Horticultural Science will be suited to researchers, scientists, students and those who need to keep up-to-date with current research and trends in this field.
An estimated global population of nine billion by 2050 means that feeding the world has become an increasingly important issue. Global leaders have identified food and nutrition security as key elements of the Sustainable Development Goals – a set of goals that will help shape global policies for the next 15 years. The science of horticulture has an important role to play in the sustainable production and supply of crops to combat malnutrition and improve health and wellbeing.
Horticultural Science – a sister product to Forest Science – is built on CABI’s 85 years of experience in agricultural publishing, including compiling global horticultural science literature. Updated weekly, Horticultural Science covers genetic resources, taxonomy, molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, breeding, cultivars, propagation, climate, environment, soils, crop management, protected cultivation, pests, diseases, weeds, plant physiology, crop quality, postharvest treatment, storage, marketing and supply chains, and horticultural techniques and technology.
Alexis Rendell-Dunn, CABI’s head of content management, said: ‘We’re excited to launch this new product at a time when an increasing number of people need and want to understand more about the science of horticulture. This is an important addition to the CABI suite of internet resources, and a practical and useful resource for people working in horticultural science.’