Special Issue "Biological Control and Bioprotection Strategies Against Pest and Plant Diseases in Agricultural Crops"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 63

Special Issue Editors

Agroforestal Pathology Research Group, Department of Agronomy, ETSIAM, University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: biocontrol; etiology; epidemiology; fungi; integrated pest management; Mediterranean fruit crops; phytopathology; plant–pathogen–environment interactions; fungal trunk and vascular diseases
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Grupo de Bioquímica y Biotecnología, Departamento de Ciencias Agrarias y del Medio Natural, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Avenida de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n, 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Interests: plant microbiology; plant–microbe interaction; plant protection; induced resistance; plant physiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is no doubt that the use of biological control and bioprotection strategies to prevent pest and plant diseases in agriculture is one of the major challenges of our society in reducing the use of chemicals. Indeed, giving new insights into the use and optimization of these strategies for crop protection by the scientific community are essential to continue in the framework of the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy. According to the new scientific trends in environmentally friendly control measures, in this Special Issue we are going to consider biological control sensu stricto for the use of beneficial microorganisms, and the term bioprotection for the use of the remaining natural solutions such as organic amendments, biostimulants, plant extracts, or resistance host inducers, among others. To this end, the present Special Issue of Plants will bring together a collection of research papers on crop protection and targeted reviews of biocontrol sensu lato, including studies about potential environmentally friendly strategies to prevent pest and plant diseases in agricultural crops.

Dr. Carlos Agustí-Brisach
Dr. Eugenio Llorens
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biological control agents
  • biostimulation
  • entomology
  • plant extracts
  • plant pathology
  • resistance host inducers
  • sustainable agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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