Special Issue "Identification and Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2023 | Viewed by 263

Special Issue Editor

Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute–National Research Institute, Radzikow, 05-870 Blonie, Poland
Interests: fungi; pathogens; crop protection; pest control; biodiversity; IPM; epidemiology; virulence; resistance; plant breeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants provide over 80% of the food consumed by humans, and are the primary source of nutrition for livestock. However, plant diseases and pests often threaten the availability and safety of plants for human and animal consumption. Global yield losses of important staple crops are reaching hundreds of billions of euros. Plant diseases and pests can radically influence the availability of healthy food all around the world. In food production, holistic measures to control plant diseases are needed. In many agricultural areas, fungal plant pathogens may be a source of harmful mycotoxins. For the modeling and development of efficient and environmentally friendly management strategies of fungal plant pathogens, highly effective pathogen identification and monitoring methods have to be developed and applied.

Information about the newest identification and management research on the control of fungal plant pathogens is crucial for providing growing human population food safety and security in climate change conditions.

This Special Issue focuses on the Identification and Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens. It will include interdisciplinary studies embracing biology, chemistry and engineering, and will cover field crops as well vegetable and ornamental crops. All types of articles, such as original research papers, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.

Dr. Elżbieta Czembor
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fungi
  • pathogens
  • crop protection
  • pest control
  • biodiversity
  • IPM
  • epidemiology
  • virulence
  • resistance
  • plant breeding
  • biodiversity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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