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Special Issue "Diseases and Disorders of Perennial and Ornamental Plants"
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 May 2023) | Viewed by 1303
Special Issue Editors
Interests: plant pathology; morphological and molecular diagnosis of bacteria and fungi; development of diseases control strategies; soil and substrate disinfestation against soil-borne pathogens; fungicides resistance
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Special Issue in Horticulturae: Pathogens and Disease Control of Fruit Trees
Interests: fungal pathogens; canker; trunk diseases; characterization; control
Special Issue Information
Fungal diseases and abiotic diseases of perennial tree crops, as well as ornamental plants, represent relevant topics of interest for plant pathologists. Especially in recent years, many studies have tried to elucidate the etiology of canopy diseases and the mechanisms behind abiotic disorders. New molecular techniques, in conjunction with traditional methods of morphological observation, are helping us to discover and describe new genera and species involved in the infection process. Usually, members of the Botryosphaeriaceae family, as well as Diaporthaceae, are the organisms most often encountered in trunk and canopy diseases, although many other taxa are characterized as primary or secondary pathogens. The role of the fungi associated with the symptoms of cankers, blight, and dieback is crucial to understand the etiology and epidemiology of trunk and canopy diseases. Moreover, investigations into disorders (abiotic stresses) are crucial in order to understand the phytopathological situation because these often occur in conjunction with fungal diseases. In addition, management strategies based on agronomic practices, fungicide applications, and especially the usage of biocontrol agents are crucial to control the spread of these diseases.
This Special Issue focuses on the characterization and pathogenicity of fungi associated with canopy diseases and the study of disorders affecting perennial plants. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews covering phylogeny, pathogenicity, epidemiology, and the control of fungal pathogens and/or disorders are welcome.
Dr. Dalia Aiello
Dr. Giorgio Gusella
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- trunk diseases
- shoot blight