Recent Approaches towards the Management of Fungal Diseases in Crop Plants

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 158

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Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Catolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
Interests: plant pathology; botanical epidemiology; plant disease modelling; risk assessment; decision-making in crop protection; sustainable crop management; biological control; precision crop protection
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol 3036, Cyprus
Interests: plant pathology; integrated disease management; biological control; mycology; population biology; fungicide resistance; trunk diseases; gray mold; postharvest pathology; grapevine and vegetable crops

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungal diseases pose a huge threat to all major crops around the world, seriously affecting yields and quality, and often causing serious economic losses to farmers. The disease management of fungal diseases is critical and requires integrated approaches and strategies. To enhance crop health, increase yields, and improve food security, researchers focus on innovative technologies to prevent, predict, and diagnose crop fungal diseases. This Special Issue aims to explore the latest advances in this field by publishing high-quality research articles focusing on the management of crop fungal diseases.

We welcome original research articles, review papers, case studies, and perspectives that provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest updates in the management of fungal crop diseases. This Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics related to fungal disease management, including but not limited to the epidemiology of fungal diseases of crops, alternative control strategies (e.g., the use of biological control agents, synthetic communities, priming agents, and cultural practices), chemical control (fungicides), plant disease modelling, precision crop protection, remote sensing technology, and resistance breeding. We encourage researchers and experts from different disciplines to contribute their valuable insights and findings to this Special Issue.

Dr. Giorgia Fedele
Dr. Loukas Kanetis
Guest Editors

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  • fungal diseases
  • biological control
  • chemical control
  • alternative control
  • induced resistance
  • crop monitoring
  • plant disease modelling
  • resistance breeding
  • integrated disease management
  • fungicides
  • crop protection

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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