Integrated Management of Plant Fungal Diseases

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungi in Agriculture and Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 842

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Extension Service, Davis College of Agriculture, West Virginia University, 1194 Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: plant disease diagnostics; epidemiology and management of plant fungal diseases; integrated plant disease management; biological control; chemical control; soilborne pathogens; fungicide resistance management

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Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh
Interests: rhizosphere ecology; microbial bioremediation; genome editing; emerging pollutants; sustainable environmental technology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungal pathogens are the major cause of plant diseases among the biotic agents and can be highly damaging under a conducive environment, significantly reducing yield and quality. Fungicides have been widely used to control plant diseases. However, the injudicious use of fungicide products can adversely affect human health and the environment, in addition to resistance development in fungal populations. Alternative options under integrated disease management (IDM) have gained popularity due to their proven role in providing sustainability in disease management and thus maximizing crop yield. Reduced fungicide use under the IDM strategy minimizes the potential of resistance development in fungal populations and complies with regulations pertaining to fungicide residue on produce for the export market. This Special Issue will include the latest critical findings on different aspects of IDM that support fungicide resistance management, sustainability, environmental protection, resilience to climate change, compliance with regulations, and economic benefits for growers.

Prof. Dr. Mahfuz Rahman
Prof. Dr. Tofazzal Islam
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • fungi
  • plant disease
  • integrated management
  • biology
  • epidemiology
  • biological control
  • chemical control
  • host resistance
  • fungicide resistance

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