Special Issue "Integrated Pest and Disease Management of Mushrooms and Vegetable Crops"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jaime Carrasco
Guest Editor
1. Centro Tecnológico de Investigación del Champiñón deLa Rioja (CTICH), Autol, Spain.
2. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK
Interests: Mushroom cultivation; Mushroom Pathology; Pest Management; Fungal Biology; Composting; Mycology; Biocontrol; Fungal ecology
Dr. Francisco J. Gea
Guest Editor
Centro de Investigación, Experimentación y Servicios del Champiñón, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Interests: Mushroom Cultivation; plant pathology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globalization and rising competition position innovation as a key tool to increase productivity and minimize losses provoked by the action of biotic disorders caused by pests (flies, nematodes or mites) and diseases (fungi, bacteria or viruses) in agricultural crops.

In this respect, it is accurate to deliver tailored solutions to resolve the technical and commercial barriers and promote more sustainable production by implementing cutting-edge techniques to improve and to generate novel integrated pest and disease management programs.

This Special Issue will offer comprehensive coverage of the general principles and advances to fight pests and diseases in mushrooms and horticultural crops of commercial relevance. We kindly invite authors to submit a review article, an original research article, or a short communication on topics related to the incidence, identification and pathogenicity of novel agricultural pests, diseases and mechanisms of parasitic action, including molecular tools, pest and disease ecology and measurements of control, monitoring the impact of pest and disease resistance to classic pesticides, and the implementation of integrated pest and disease management programs with the inclusion of biocontrol strategies, in addition to breeding programs for new crop varieties resistant to targeted diseases and pests.

As Guest Editors, we look forward to reviewing your relevant contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Jaime Carrasco
Dr. Francisco J. Gea
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • plant pathology
  • mushroom pathology
  • plant protection
  • phytopathology
  • mycology
  • parasitic action
  • breeding
  • fungal diseases
  • bacterial diseases
  • viral diseases
  • pests
  • incidence and impact
  • emerging diseases and pests
  • pest and disease ecology
  • pesticide resistance
  • biocontrol
  • integrated pest and disease management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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