Application of Allelochemicals in Agriculture

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Soil and Plant Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 218

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Integrated and Urban Plant Pathology Laboratory, Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech, Univesity of Liege, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
Interests: plant extracts; essential oils; phenolic compounds; biopesticides; bioherbicides; biological activities; abiotic stress in plants; phytochemistry; allelopathy; allelochemicals; phytotoxicity effect; herbicidal activity; green chemistry; fractionation; secondary metabolites; weed control biochemistry
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Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: ecophysiology; allelopathy; ecological function of metabolism secondary; plant-plant interaction; plant-animal interaction
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Department of Agroecology and Crop Production, University of Agriculture in Kraków, 31-120 Kraków, Poland
Interests: allelopathy; weed biology and ecology; weed resistance to herbicides
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Dear Colleagues,

Population explosion has caused global food insufficiency, which has become an open challenge for the global agricultural community and researchers. In addition, agricultural production has always been threatened by the presence of plant pathogens and weeds. The latter cause severe economic damages in up to 34% of field crops. It has been shown that allelochemical compounds hold promise as an alternative to chemical herbicides and as a new source of biostimulants for enhancing crop production under stress conditions, contributing to sustainable crop management. Furthermore, the allelopathic effect of many allelochemicals has been well confirmed in the literature, but to our knowledge, few studies have been focused on their application in agricultural fields. That is why in this Special Issue, we wish to focus on the application of allelochemicals in agriculture. This may involve allelopathic activity tests under greenhouse conditions and in the field, as well as isolating and identifying allelochemicals suitable for application in agriculture as plant protection products and biostimulants.

Dr. Sofiene Kaab
Prof. Dr. Natividad Chaves Lobón
Dr. Agnieszka Synowiec
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  • allelopathic effect
  • mode of action
  • formulation of bioherbicide
  • biological activity
  • essential oils
  • secondary metabolites
  • plant extracts
  • isolation of active compounds
  • botanical herbicide

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