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Special Issue "Grapevine Disease and Disease Management: Challenges, Approaches and Perspectives"
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: closed (15 April 2023) | Viewed by 3463
Special Issue Editors
Interests: phytoplasma; trunk disease; plant tissue-culture; endophytes; biocontrol agents; host-pathogen interaction
Interests: viticulture; plant protection; induced resistance; host-pathogen interaction
Special Issue Information
Viticulture is one of the most important perennial crops in the history of agriculture from ancient eras to modern times. During that period, growers are constantly struggling with multiple pathogens that threaten to negatively affect grapevine yield and longevity. These pathogens, including insects, fungi, bacteria, and viruses, make grapevines one of the most chemically treated crops in modern agriculture. In addition, growers lead a continuous and increasingly frustrating fight to prevent the establishment of pathogens that currently direct measures to control them are unavailable. On the other hand, an increase in pathogen resistance to chemicals occurs in regard to other pathogens, which forces growers to increase pesticide concentrations but with less effective results.
The increasing demand to decrease pesticide use meets an increase in knowledge and understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors affecting pest development. Furthermore, acceleration of means to collect online data and constant escalation in computation power to analyze it lead to the development of decision support systems in an attempt to minimize chemical use.
Therefore, the main goal of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality articles focusing on recent scientific progress and innovation in the field of grapevine disease control that will eventually result in higher plant longevity and better yield quantity and quality. Specifically, we welcome articles on practical agronomic means to reduce pest development, novel friendly chemicals and biocontrol agents, decision support systems to reduce pesticide needs, and novel information on pest biology and disease etiology.
Dr. Vered Naor
Dr. Tirtza Zahavi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant resistance
- biological control