Special lssues

Modern Strategies for Controlling Plant Diseases

Submission Deadline: 03 September 2023 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Youssef Khamis, Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Egypt


Exploring of plant diseases is crucial since they reduce the yield of agricultural commodities. The many losses that might happen to plants can also happen in the field, in storage, or at any point between the time of planting and harvesting. Overall, plant diseases continue to be a significant production-limiting factor in the agriculture sector. The use of chemical pesticides stills the main routine method for managing plant diseases. The use of chemical pesticides to control plant diseases generates severe issues with food safety, environmental quality, and pesticide resistance, necessitating the demand for alternative disease management means. Pathogenic organisms like fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes are the principal causes of infectious plant diseases. Fruit, vegetables, ornamental plants, field crops and woody trees can be attacked by plant diseases. Traditional and modern techniques for controlling plant disease including agricultural practices, biological management, breeding approach, physical disease-control methods, chemical control, nanotechnology methods are welcome for this special issue. We welcome submissions of both original research and review articles that contribute, but are not limited, to any manuscripts focusing on plant diseases.


Plant diseases, nanotechnology, pesticides, biological control, plant breeding

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    The Potential Efficacy of Glycyrrhizic Acid and Its Nanostructure Against Brown Rot of Peach fruits

    Tahsin Shoala, Basma H. Amin, Ismail A. S. Rashid, Fayz A. Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed E. Khalil, Khamis Youssef
    Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol.92, No.4, pp. 1139-1152, 2023, DOI:10.32604/phyton.2023.026515
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Modern Strategies for Controlling Plant Diseases)
    Abstract Production of peaches (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) for both local market and export is increasing each year in Egypt. Brown rot disease, caused by Monilinia laxa and Monilinia fructigena, is considered one of the most important postharvest rots affecting peaches in Egypt and economic losses are increasing. Antifungal activity of glycyrrhizic acid nanoparticles (GA-NPs) and glycyrrhizic acid (GA) at 0.2 and 0.4 mmol/L was investigated as a control for both these brown rot pathogens on peach fruits in both in vitro and in vivo studies. In the in vitro studies, GA-NPs were the most effective as shown by the ability… More >

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