Special Issue "Epidemiology and Control of Plant Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 34348
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Interests: plant diseases; phytopathogenic fungi; plant protection; biological control agents
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Currently, global climatic changes (GCC) caused by human activities, above all including the consumption rates of fossil fuel and deforestation, have progressively caused an increase of CO2 (carbon dioxide) concentrations in atmosphere and, simultaneously, a significant global mean temperature. All this has had and is having direct repercussions on the amount of food resources and their supply. Among these GCC effects, the life cycle and epidemiology of plant pathogens are and will be deeply altered within the same crop season. As a consequence to these phytopathological implications and challenging scenarios, plant protection and disease management should be deeply reconsidered above all for timing of treatments. To this regard, it is noteworthy that some plant disease epidemics have currently shocking effects on food and forestry heritage losses in the world. A better knowledge of pathogen epidemiology as well as of correct technical placement of control measures could better satisfy the growing interest in strategies aiming at a rational and sustainable approach for plant disease management. In the light of above considerations, researchers and technicians are invited to investigate epidemiological (biological) cycles of airborne and soilborne plant pathogens with the aim to ensure a good agricultural productivity, maintaining an effective management of plant diseases and, simultaneously, a good economic and environmental sustainability. This Special Issue will underline the performances of new eco-sustainable control means to increase our knowledge for plant pathologists, international scientific communities, and industries and will provide a better understanding of the mode of action and timing application procedure of control means in different soil–plant systems. At the same time, an early and deep understanding of plant disease epidemiology is needed to better anticipate challenges ahead and to relate directly with disease control strategies.
Dr. Alessandro Vitale
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- global climatic changes
- plant pathogens
- airborne agents
- soilborne agents
- sustainable approach
- biological control agents
- life cycle
- plant disease management