Detection, Identification and Control of Plant Pathogens

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 204

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School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Basilicata, Viale dell'Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: mycology; fungal pathogens; bacteria; viruses; molecular phylogeny; plant molecular pathology; plant disease
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School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: plant disease; natural products; molecular diagnosis; bioactive substances; microbiology; biological control
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Department of Science, Università degli studi della Basilicata, Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: genetic; molecular biology; agronomy; microalgae
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National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry “Marin Drăcea”, Station of Brasov, 500040 Brasov, Romania
Interests: tree (silviculture, agroforestry, horticulture) pathology; ecology; host resistance; pathogen control; invasive pests/plants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The early detection of plant pathogens and their control are essential for the protection of agricultural and forest plant health and also to assure good yields. Several factors including climate change and unsustainable agricultural and/or forestry practices have a direct influence on pathogen emergence and development. Therefore, in order to protect forests and agricultural crops, guarantee the quality of the harvest, and provide quality food, plant disease management measures need to be addressed. In this regard, the early detection, identification, characterization, and control of plant pathogens is critical, paying particular attention to the invasive ones, affecting agricultural crops or forests, and making use of the novel products, technologies, and knowledge. These can help reduce the time for the precise identification and characterization of plant pathogens. Knowledge about the efficiency and use of plant-based extracts and microbial biological control agents (MBCAs) in controlling phytopathogens of agricultural crops or forests is becoming more and more valuable to manage plant pathogens and move towards green chemistry in agriculture.

This Special Issue, focusing on the detection, identification, characterization and control of plant pathogens of agricultural crops or forest hosts, will comprise highly interdisciplinary quality studies combining plant pathology with forestry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry and agriculture. Research articles will cover a wide array of plant disease knowledge from their early diagnosis applying novel technologies to understanding their manifestations and providing new and essential data for their management and control. All types of articles, such as original research papers, opinions, and reviews, are very much welcome.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Agriculture.

Dr. Stefania Mirela Mang
Prof. Ippolito Camele
Dr. Rosa Paola Paola Radice
Dr. Danut Chira
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Forests 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 2600 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 pathogens
  • agricultural crops
  • phytopathogen control
  • forests
  • early detection
  • diagnostics
  • ecosystem stability
  • emerging plant pathogens
  • food security
  • genetic resistance to phytopathogens
  • invasive pathogens
  • molecular identification and characterization
  • high-throughput sequencing (HTS)
  • metagenomics
  • microbial biological control agents (MBCAs)
  • biopesticides

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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