Special Issue "Integrated Control of Horticultural Crop Diseases: Current Status and Perspectives"

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Pathology and Disease Management (PPDM)".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Juan Carlos Díaz-Ricci
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Guest Editor
INSIBIO (CONICET-UNT), Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Chacabuco 461, San Miguel de Tucumán T4000ILI, Argentina
Interests: integrated agriculture; defense elicitor; defense response; innate immunity. biotic stress; abiotic stress; beneficial microorganisms; bio-inputs. biocontrol; disease tolerance; growth enhancers
Dr. Raúl Osvaldo Pedraza
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Guest Editor
Facultad Agronomía y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Av. Kirchner 1900. (4000), San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Interests: agriculture microbiology; plant growth-promoting bacteria; plant-microbe interaction; soil-borne plant pathogens; bio-inputs; biological control; azospirillum; gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus; indole acetic acid and siderophores producers; phosphate solubilizers
Dr. Martín Gustavo Martínez Zamora
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Guest Editor
INSIBIO (CONICET-UNT), Department of Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Chacabuco 461, San Miguel de Tucumán T4000ILI, Argentina
Interests: integrated agriculture; defense elicitor; defense response; innate immunity; biotic stress; abiotic stress; resistance genes; beneficial microorganisms; bio-inputs; biocontrol; disease tolerance; growth enhancers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The control of plant diseases constitutes one of the main concerns in agriculture. Currently, the great challenge is to achieve good yields and fruit quality for international markets with the lowest environmental and health costs from the excessive use of toxic and contaminant synthetic agrochemicals. Furthermore, the increase in international regulations for the commercialization of healthier products obtained from agriculture exploitation with less negative environmental impacts impels farmers to strive to incorporate and apply new and more holistic ways to improve yields and productivity while avoiding or diminishing the use of agrochemicals.

With this idea in mind, this Special Issue of Horticulturae is dedicated to gathering interesting, innovative and creative technologies developed in the area of the Integrated Control of Horticultural Crop Diseases to provide potential interested readers and farmers with new tools and strategies, alternative to the traditional forms of crop management requiring large amounts of agrochemicals. We are persuaded that an integrated control of horticultural crop diseases is unquestionably essential for the agriculture of the future. Hence, we invite you to submit a contribution to this interesting issue to support sustainable agriculture. Original papers, reviews and comments are welcome.

Dr. Juan Carlos Díaz-Ricci
Dr. Raúl Osvaldo Pedraza
Dr. Martín Gustavo Martínez Zamora
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. Horticulturae 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 1400 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.

Keywords

  • integrated agriculture
  • defense elicitor
  • defense response
  • innate immunity
  • bioproducts
  • growth enhancer
  • biotic stress
  • disease tolerance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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