Special Issue "Integrated Disease Management in Fruit Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 8128
2. Department of Plant Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Interests: plant pathology; plant protection; integrated disease management; fungal pathogens; trunk diseases of grapevine and fruit trees
Interests: plant pathology; fungal pathogens phylogeny; tropical and subtropical crop diseases; fruit crop diseases; berry fruit diseases; molecular diagnostics and early detection
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Special Issue in Horticulturae: Pathogens and Disease Control of Fruit Trees
Integrated disease management is the practice of using a range of measures to prevent and manage diseases in crops. In principle, integrated disease management is the ability to use the necessary effective agricultural practices to economically produce a crop in a sustainable, accountable and socially acceptable manner.
A comprehensive understanding of the host plant, the environment in which it is grown, and the disease-causing pathogen is the basis upon which pathogens and their associated diseases are managed: the so-called disease triangle. Pathogen-free plant propagation materials, plant breeding, managing the growth environment, disease monitoring and physical control (i.e. hot water treatment), as well as the use of alternative, biological or chemical treatments, are all available tools in modern agriculture. However, each individual component in such a strategy is an important contribution to the overall success of plant disease management.
We invite researchers to submit original scientific articles, reviews and communications, which address the integrated disease management of the fungi, bacteria, viruses or phytoplasmas that affect grapevine and fruit crops. New or improved components of integrated disease management strategies will also be considered.
Dr. Francois Halleen
Dr. Vladimiro Guarnaccia
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- integrated disease management
- disease control
- fruit trees
- disease monitoring