Written by experts, for experts, HortTechnology brings you reliable, current, peer-reviewed technical information to help solve problems and deal with current challenges in production, education, and extension.

HortTechnology is an open-access publication and adheres to Creative Commons licensing: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 -- You may share, copy and re-distribute this material for non-commercial purposes in any medium.



HortTechnology serves as the primary outreach publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Its mission is to provide science-based information to professional horticulturists, practitioners, and educators; promote and encourage an interchange of ideas among scientists, educators, and professionals working in horticulture; and provide an opportunity for peer review of practical horticultural information.

Written by experts, for experts, HortTechnology brings you reliable, current, peer-reviewed technical information to help solve problems and deal with current challenges in production, education, and extension.

HortTechnology is an open-access publication and adheres to Creative Commons licensing: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 -- You may share, copy and resdistribute this material for non-commercial purposes in any medium. 

HortTechnology print subscriptions and single issues are available by request exclusively through the Sheridan print-on-demand program. Please email pubsvc.tsp@sheridan.com for pricing and ordering details.


HortTechnology is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


HortTechnology is included in the following Abstracting and Indexing services:


BIOBASE: Plant Science

CABI: AgBiotech New & Information, CAB Abstracts, CAB Direct, Horticultural Abstracts, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Reviews of Agricultural Entomology, Review of Plant Pathology

Chemical Abstracts Service: CA Plus

ISI: Current Contents (Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences), Science Citation Index Expanded, ISI Alerting Services

Publications Staff / Editorial Board


Editor in Chief : Neal E. De Vos / ASHS
Publisher: Michael W. Neff / ASHS
Managing Editor: Sylvia DeMar / ASHS


Editorial Board


Susan S.Barton / University of Delaware
Tina M. (Waliczek) Cade / Texas State University
Charles R. Hall / Texas A&M Universtiy
Mark A. Ritenour / University of Florida/IFAS

Consulting Editors


Cannabis and Hemp - Jessica D. Lubell-Brand / University of Connecticut

Engineering and Structures - Arend-Jan Both / Rutgers University

Extension Education Methods - Susan S. Barton / University of Delaware

Floriculture/Foliage - Stephanie E. Burnett / University of Maine

Human Issues in Horticulture - Tina M. (Waliczek) Cade / Texas State University

Landscape Horticulture - Eugene K. Blythe / Auburn University

Marketing - Charles R. Hall / Texas A & M Universtiy

Nursery Crops - Kimberly K. Moore / University of Florida and Sarah A. White / Clemson University

Organic Horticulture - Mathieu Ngouajio / USDA-NIFA

Plant Health - Carlos E. Bográn / OHP, Inc. and Robert G. Linderman / Plant Health, LLC

Postharvest Handling - Mark A. Ritenour / University of Florida-IFAS

Public Horticulture - Robert E. Lyons / University of Deleware

Small Fruit - Joan R. Davenport / Washington State University

Statistics - Margaret A. Nemeth / Statistical Consultants Plus, LLC

Teaching Methods - Richard L. Harkess / Mississippi State University

Tree Fruit - Louise Ferguson / UCDavis and Peter M. Hirst / Purdue University

Turfgrass - Qi Zhang / North Dakota State University

Urban Horticulture and Controlled Environments - 

Vegetable Crops - Rebecca N. Brown / University of Rhode Island and Timothy W. Coolong / University of Georgia

Weed Management - J. Pablo Morales-Payan / University of Puerto Rico


Subjects appropriate for submission to HortTechnology include:

Technology and Product Reports

Focus on new and innovative technologies, methods, equipment, and products.

Research Reports

Research and development of interest to professionals in horticulture.

Production and Marketing Reports

Reviews of markets, market values, production economics, and product market strategies.

Comprehensive Crop Reports

In-depth reviews of individual crops with emphasis on commercial production.

Extension Education Methods /Teaching Methods

Reports on innovative methods for disseminating information in extension/teaching programs.

Variety Trials

Articles that detail the comparative performance of varieties/species based on traits of commercial interest.


Listings of new publications, videos, and software

Submission Fees for Papers in HortTechnology

This journal does not charge for manuscript submissions, including reviewing the article, regardless of whether it is accepted or not. ASHS does charge for accepted and published manuscripts. 

Publishing Fees for Papers in HortTechnology

Publishing fees for accepted manuscripts are charged using a flat-fee structure. Included in this fee will be unlimited page count articles, free color, complimentary author alterations, and unlimited images/graphs/tables.

The fees below will apply to all manuscripts..

Member Rate: $1,500
Consulting Editors Rate $1,000
Non-member Rate: $2,500

“Short Paper” Pricing (see below for short paper limitations)

Member Rate: $500
Consulting Editors Rate: $400
Non-member Rate: $700

Short Papers -- must be less than 1800 words including all titles, references, etc. May contain 2 scalable images only. Images may be either pictures or tables or a combination of both. Must indicate that paper is submitted as a Short Paper during the submission process.

Prior Publication

Any information that is already in the public domain in a scientific context will be considered published and will not be published again by ASHS. Submission of a manuscript to ASHS implies no concurrent submission elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the ASHS and HortScience should be substantially different from industry-oriented publications and locally published progress or extension reports.

For HortTechnology, if a question exists about previous publication, send copies of the previously published material to the Editor. If industry-oriented publications will appear before the scientific article, make sure the industry report describes the take-home lesson and does not place the supporting data and graphs in a scientific context, as is customary in scientific articles. ASHS expects, but does not require, “first right” for publication of research reports presented at ASHS annual conferences.

To download a pdf copy of the ASHS Style Manual and additional instructions for submitting papers to any ASHS journal, Click here

Publish Ahead of Print

All manuscripts submitted to HortTechnology are published online when the article receives final approval, and manuscript fees are paid. The Open Access component was made effective January 1, 2019.

Submission Process:

To submit papers or peer review and publication in HortTechnology, click on the following address:  http://horttech.msubmit.net.

  • If you have previously submitted a paper to HortTechnology, you will be required to log in with your log in name and password. (Forgot your password? Use the "Unknown/Forgotton Password? link at the bottom of the log in page.)
  • First-time users of the online submission system must register for an account. Instructions on how to register for an account are accessed at the bottom of the log in page.

ASHS Publications Style Manual

HortTechnology Style Appendix

Review Process

The Manuscript submission and peer review process is broken down into the following steps:.

1. The Author submits a manuscript.

2.  The Editor-in-Chief assigns Reviewers to the manuscript for peer review.
      a. ASHS utilizes hundreds of volunteer reviewers who are experts in the field directly to the manuscript subject matter.
      b. A Consulting Editor is assigned to each submitted manuscript
      c. A minimum of 3 reviewers are assigned to each paper based on the reviewer's expertise.
      d. ASHS offers the option for double blind reviews where neither the author nor reviewer names are revealed at the author(s) request.
      e. Average time from submission date to first decision is 19 days and to final decision 38 days.

3.   The Editor-in-Chief drafts a decision to be sent to the Author.