Phytopathogens and Crop Diseases

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2025 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Plant Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912301, Taiwan
Interests: molecular diagnosis; phytopathology; biological control; disease management; plasma sterilization technology
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Department of Plant Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912301, Taiwan
Interests: plant pathology; plant nematology; nematophagous fungi; plant–microbe interactions; plant functional analysis; mycology; microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Phytopathogens and Crop Diseases” aims to encapsulate the latest advancements in the field of agricultural science, focusing on the diverse array of pathogens—fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, nematodes, and viruses—threatening crop health and yields. This edition is dedicated to exploring innovative research and methodologies in diagnosing, managing, and controlling crop diseases, offering a broad view of pathogen–host interactions, environmental influences on disease epidemiology, and novel control strategies. We invite original research, reviews, and short communications that deepen our understanding of the dynamics and management of phytopathogens. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, genomic approaches to plant resistance, the effects of climate change on disease patterns, breakthroughs in disease detection technology, and integrated pest management strategies. This issue aims to foster knowledge exchange among the scientific community to enhance agricultural practices and crop resilience.

Dr. Ying-Hong Lin
Guest Editors

Dr. Yuh Tzean
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Agronomy 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 2600 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.


  • phytopathology
  • plant resistance
  • integrated pest management
  • disease detection technologies, pathogen-host interaction, crop resilience
  • disease epidemiology
  • molecular approaches
  • climate change and agriculture

Published Papers

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