HortScience: a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science (HORTSCIENCE)

Publisher: American Society for Horticultural Science, American Society for Horticultural Science

Journal description

Published seven issues per year (February, April, June, July, August, October, December) and includes the Annual Conference Program and Abstract issue. HortScience publishes horticultural information of interest to a broad array of horticulturists. Its goals are to apprise horticultural scientists and others interested in horticulture of scientific and industry developments and of significant research, education, or extension findings or methods.

Current impact factor: 0.90

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.902
2013 Impact Factor 0.855
2012 Impact Factor 0.938
2011 Impact Factor 0.778
2010 Impact Factor 0.886
2009 Impact Factor 0.696
2008 Impact Factor 0.914
2007 Impact Factor 0.794
2006 Impact Factor 0.613
2005 Impact Factor 0.574
2004 Impact Factor 0.497
2003 Impact Factor 0.546
2002 Impact Factor 0.57
2001 Impact Factor 0.542
2000 Impact Factor 0.47
1999 Impact Factor 0.514
1998 Impact Factor 0.462
1997 Impact Factor 0.512
1996 Impact Factor 0.469
1995 Impact Factor 0.421
1994 Impact Factor 0.435
1993 Impact Factor 0.415
1992 Impact Factor 0.434

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.09
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.17
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.27
Website HortScience website
Other titles HortScience, Hort science
ISSN 0018-5345
OCLC 1752284
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

American Society for Horticultural Science

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  • Conditions
    • Publisher last contacted on 27/03/2012
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are an attractive alternative to high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps for plant growth because of their energy-saving potential. However, the effects of supplementing broad-waveband solar light with narrow-waveband LED light on the sensory attributes of greenhouse-grown tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are largely unknown. Three separate studies investigating the effect of supplemental light quantity and quality on physicochemical and organoleptic properties of greenhouse-grown tomato fruit were conducted over 4-or 5-month intervals during 2012 and 2013. Tomato cultivars Success, Komeett, and Rebelski were grown hydroponically within a high-wire trellising system in a glass-glazed greenhouse. Chromacity, Brix, titratable acidity, electrical conductivity (EC), and pH measurements of fruit extracts indicated plant response differences between lighting treatments. In sensory panels, tasters ranked tomatoes for color, acidity, and sweetness using an objective scale, whereas color, aroma, texture, sweetness, acidity, aftertaste, and overall approval were ranked using hedonic scales. By collecting both physicochemical as well as sensory data, this study was able to determine whether statistically significant physicochemical parameters of tomato fruit also reflected consumer perception of fruit quality. Sensory panels indicated that statistically significant physicochemical differences were not noticeable to tasters and that tasters engaged in blind testing could not discern between tomatoes from different supplemental lighting treatments or unsupplemented controls. Growers interested in reducing supplemental lighting energy consumption by using intracanopy LED (IC-LED) supplemental lighting need not be concerned that the quality of their tomato fruits will be negatively affected by narrow-band supplemental radiation at the intensities and wavelengths used in this study.
    HortScience: a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science 10/2015; 50(10):1498-1502.
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    ABSTRACT: In September 2014, researchers received funding for a SCRI Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) entitled “Clean WateR3—Reduce, Remediate, Recycle Enhancing Alternative Water Resources Availability and Use to Increase Profitability in Specialty Crops.” This project was initiated as a coordinated effort among a number of scientists through a multistate research group (NC1186 Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health) and resulted in a 2011 SCRI planning grant titled “Containment, Remediation, and Recycling of Irrigation Water for Sustainable Ornamental Crop Production.” Planning grant dollars were used to bring together scientists and stakeholders, conduct a national survey, and discuss and identify water use and management strategies employed by progressive growers throughout the United States. Furthermore, funds were used to recruit scientists from various disciplines (socioeconomics, engineering, horticultural systems, plant pathology, environmental toxicology, and Extension), bring together a trans-disciplinary, multi-institutional research team, and over 18 months prioritize research areas of concern, refine project goals, and develop project objectives. Grant preparation was an iterative process that entailed two writing workshops for the team as a whole and a final core-writing group workshop prior to proposal submission. Overarching project goals encourage recycling and reuse of remediated irrigation runoff via developing an online decision support model available for grower use, and to research and select runoff treatment (remediation) technologies (TTs) suited for implementation at the individual site level. The Clean WateR3 team has already held its first project and Advisory Board meeting, where research on project objectives—including barriers to adoption—were refined and initiated. Outcomes of this project will help growers treat and reuse operational water to save valuable water resources, and reduce the environmental impact of runoff water.
    HortScience: a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science 09/2015; 50(9):S382.
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    ABSTRACT: Water and solute dynamics within soilless substrates have not been thoroughly investigated, resulting in a lack of understanding about how water moves through the substrate profile and interacts with substrate particles within a container. In an effort to bridge this knowledge gap, computer models can be implemented to predict water dynamics within the containerized substrate. This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of a soil water model, HYDRUS-1D, to accurately predict water movement through two conventional soilless substrates (a peat based and pine bark based mix) under both transient (i.e. during irrigation) and steady state (i.e. between irrigations) conditions. The model requires container geometry (height), hydraulic properties of the substrate, and defined initial and boundary conditions. Each substrate was assumed to start at container capacity with a short (10-second) pulse of water at a rate of 15 ml/sec being applied to the surface of the system. Initial modeling efforts have been successful, with the HYDRUS-1D model producing physically realistic outcomes, including uniform movement in peat mix and rapid downward movement (channeling) in the pine bark mix. With further validation, these models may lead to more efficient irrigation practices, as well as the ability to manipulate existing soilless substrates to have optimal hydraulic properties.
    HortScience: a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science 09/2015; 50(9):S26.