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Special Issue "Advances in Crop Protection in Organic Farming System"
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 (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 16990
Special Issue Editors
Interests: basic substances; beneficial microorganisms; biodiversity; copper replace; non-chemical methods of plant protection; protection of organic crops
Interests: crops rotations; bioherbicides; allelopathy; weeds control; plant growth strengthener
Special Issue Information
The Green Deal assumes a significant reduction in chemicals in agriculture production. Rules of organic production are in line with the changes planned in European agriculture. Caring for the biodiversity of the agricultural environment, as well as maintaining safe agricultural production and the productivity of farms, represents a big challenge. Therefore, the results of the scientific research should be helpful in making decisions about the implementation of protective measures in organic crops. The principles of combined methods and protective agents used in pesticide-free plant protection strategies should be the continuously developed. Accurate pointing of factors limiting the effectiveness of protective methods and agents would allow to minimizing yield losses of organic crops. This Special Edition welcomes papers focusing on the use of available agents and protective methods, used alone or in combination. Searching for some new substances with protective activity and alternatives to copper is a particularly important aspect of protecting organic farming. The use of beneficial microorganisms to reduce pests and keep plants in good condition, also by stimulating the plant defense system, could maintain the health of plants. Protective methods in organic farming, including the selection of non-chemical methods in weed control and all the studies on weed-crop interactions and allelopathy, are also desired. The impact of biotic and abiotic factors in potential failures in plant treatments should be also considered. The Guest Editors invite researchers to share papers presenting relevant studies of important solutions in the organic agriculture.
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Kowalska
Dr. Kinga Matysiak
Manuscript Submission Information
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- basic substances
- beneficial microorganisms
- copper replace
- organic crops
- plant health
- plant growth strengtheners
- non-chemical methods of plant protection
- weed control