The Diagnosis, Management, and Epidemiology of Plant Diseases
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 3160
Interests: plant pathology; sustainable control; plant diseases epidemiology; host-microorganism interaction
Interests: plant pathology; plant biotic stress; plant genetics; plant resistance; horticulture; plant breeding; plant-microbe interaction
Interests: electrochemical sensors; potentiometry; flow analysis; liquid chromatography; agrifood and environmental analysis
Agrifood systems are constantly challenged by a plethora of pests and invasive plant pathogens such as viruses, fungi, nematodes, mycoplasma, and bacteria. According to the last FAO report, plant pests and diseases are responsible for up to 40% of food losses and cost approximately USD 220 billion each year in direct and indirect expenses. The rapid evolution of phytopathogens, climate change, and international trade are the main drivers of the emergence of new plant diseases worldwide, which researchers estimate will become more frequent in future decades. The fast and accurate identification of plant diseases is of paramount importance for efficient disease management and has been a common goal across the entire agrifood sector, from producers to phytosanitary agencies, to academic research. Plant pathogens are known to interact with a wide range of hosts, vectors, and reservoir organisms, making management and diagnostic efforts hard to implement. Therefore, more research should focus on the development of efficient diagnosis, monitoring, and management tools.
We are pleased to invite you to submit your most recent works to our Special Issue entitled “The Diagnosis, Management, and Epidemiology of Plant Diseases” which we intend to be an outlet for authors to share their most recent findings on the epidemiology, diagnostics, and management of plant diseases.
This Special Issue aims to present state-of-the-art research on the development of diagnostic tools for plant diseases with laboratory and or field application, monitoring tools, sustainable control measures (e.g., essential oils, antagonistic organisms, antimicrobial peptides, bacteriophages, etc.), and the ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases of any etiology.
In this Special Issue, recent original research articles, mini-reviews, and reviews are welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Rafael José Carvalho Mendes
Dr. Leandro Pereira Dias
Dr. Renato Lopes Gil
Dr. Fernando Tavares
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- plant diseases
- sustainable management
- effective diagnosis
- phytophatogen dissemination
- green compounds