Special Issue "Prospects of Biostimulants for Improving Crop Resistance"

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: 20 July 2023 | Viewed by 135

Special Issue Editor

Department of Entomology, Phytopathology and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: biopesticides; rhizosphere; soil microbiology; plant pathology; environmental biotechnology; plant–microbe interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Intensive crop production requires constant protection against adverse biological and abiotic factors. Unfortunately, the widespread use of synthetic plant protection agents causes irreversible changes in the environment. In order to reduce the adverse effect of the use of synthetic pesticides, active substances have been gradually withdrawn from use. As a result, interest in biological plant protection agents, which are safer for crops and the natural environment, has increased. The scope of biological plant protection solutions against diseases, pests and abiotic factors includes the following: beneficial organisms, biochemicals, macro and microelements, nanoparticles, amino acids and phytohormone precursors.

This Special Issue focuses on the presentation of new biostimulants that improve plant health and describes the mechanisms of action of new or existing solutions for biostimulation of crop resistance. Research on biological biostimulants or non-synthetic chemicals and fertilizers is preferred. Nevertheless, studies on synthetic biostimulants will also be accepted, if the authors confirm their lower environmental impact compared to commercial pesticides. Acceptable publication types include articles and reviews.

Dr. Sebastian Wojciech Przemieniecki
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biocontrol
  • biofortification
  • biopesticides
  • PGPB
  • non-synthetic chemicals
  • phytohormones
  • macro/microelements
  • active compounds

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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