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Journal of Plant Protection Research is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers, rapid communications, reviews, covering all areas of plant protection. Subjects include phytopathological virology, bacteriology, mycology and applied nematology and entomology as well as topics on protecting crop plants and stocks of crop products against diseases, viruses, weeds etc.
The Journal is published by Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute and Committee on Agronomic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. By 1997 under the title Prace Naukowe Instytutu Ochrony Roślin and Annals of Agricultural Sciences - Series E - Plant Protection).
JPPR publishes original research papers, rapid communications, critical reviews, and book reviews covering all areas of modern plant protection. Subjects include phytopathological virology, bacteriology, mycology and applied nematology and entomology as well as topics on protecting crop plants and stocks of crop products against diseases, viruses, weeds etc. We publish papers which use an interdisciplinary approach showing how different control strategies can be integrated into pest management programmes, which cover high and low input agricultural systems worldwide, within the framework of ecologically sound and economically responsible land cultivation.
Relevant topics include: advanced methods of diagnostic, and computer-assisted diagnostic plant research and new findings, biological methods of plant protection, selective chemical methods of plant protection, the effects of plant-protecting agents and their toxicology, methods to induce and utilize crop resistance, application techniques, and economic aspects of plant protection.
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ISSN 1427-4345, eISSN 1899-007X
Committee of Plant Protection PAS, Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute
Prof. Natasza Borodynko-Filas (Virology and Bacteriology) 0000-0002-4217-6421 Plant Disease Clinic and Bank of Pathogens Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland e-mail: email@example.com
Assoc. prof. Piotr Kaczyński (Pesticide Residue) 0000-0002-3511-752X Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Prof. Grzegorz Bartoszewski (Molecular Biology) 0000-0002-6197-770X Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Ulrike Damm (Mycology) Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Görlitz, Germany
Prof. Santiago F. Elena (Plant Virology) 0000-0001-8249-5593 Instituto de Biología Integrativa de Sistemas, valencia, Spain
Prof. Bernd Freier Institut für Integrierten Pflanzenschutz, Kleinmachnow, Germany
Prof. Beata Hasiów-Jaroszewska (Virology and Bacteriology) 0000-0002-8267-023X Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Prof. Asghar Heydari (Plant Pathology) Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Teheran, Iran
Dr. Andrew Hewitt (Agricultural Engineering) 0000-0001-9210-7013 The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Prof. Karl Hurle (Weed Science) University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Thomas Jung (Plant Pathology) 0000-0003-2034-0718 Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
Prof. Mohamed F.R. Khan (Plant Pathology) North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Opender Koul (Biological Control, Entomology) Insect Biopesticide Research Centre, Jalandhar, India
Assoc. prof. László Kredics (Biological Control) 0000-0003-2034-0718 University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Prof. Per Kudsk (Weed Science) 0000-0003-2431-3610 Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Slagelse, Denmark
Prof. Thomas Kühne Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Quedlinburg, Germany
Prof. Maria López (Bacteriology) The Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA), Moncada, Spain
Prof. Enrique Monte Vázguez Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Assoc. prof. Aleksandra Obrępalska-Stęplowska (Molecular Biology) 0000-0002-0314-8110 Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Dr. Karel Petrzik (Plant Virology) 0000-0001-9668-1223 Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Assoc. prof. Jacek Piszczek (Plant Pathology) 0000-0003-1654-1955 Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Prof. Henryk Pospieszny 0000-0001-6769-8931 Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Prof. Baruch Rubin (Weed Science) 0000-0001-5748-3099 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Assoc. prof. Zuzanna Sawinska (Agronomy) 0000-0002-7030-3221 University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Dr. Marcela Ines Schneider (Biological Control) 0000-0001-5666-7742 Centro de Estudios Parasitologicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE), La Plata, Argentina
Prof. Piotr Sobiczewski (Plant Pathology) 0000-0001-9925-3611 Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland
Prof. Joanna Puławska (Bacteriology) 0000-0001-5327-1056 The National Institute of Horticultural Research, Poland
Dr. Tomasz Sekutowski (Weed Science) 0000-0002-5176-337X Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute, Puławy, Poland
Assoc. prof. Łukasz Sobiech (Weed Science) 0000-0002-2584-9911 University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Dr. Sebastian Stenglein (Mycology) National University of the Centre of the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Dr. Andrea V. Toledo (Biological Control, Entomology) 0000-0001-6930-0077 Centro de Investigaciones de Fitopatología, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Assoc. prof. Anna Tratwal (Integrated Crop Management) 0000-0001-9611-8799 Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Dr. Yongzhi Wang (Virology and Bacteriology) 0000-0002-6586-6652 Jilin Academy of Agricultral Sciences, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
Dr. Przemysław Wieczorek (Biotechnology) 0000-0002-3306-9763 Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of sublethal doses of glyphosate on physiological parameters of a common ornamental plant Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta). The herbicide was applied in the following doses: 720 g ⋅ ha–1 (standard field dose), 144 g ⋅ ha–1, 28.8 g ⋅ ha–1, and 14.4 g ⋅ ha–1, in the form of a spraying treatment of plants in a specialist spraying chamber. The net assimilation rate and leaf greenness index were then determined. Herbicide application in the sublethal doses, i.e. below 720 g ⋅ ha–1, caused disorders in both analyzed physiological parameters of plants. The glyphosate dose of 144 g ⋅ ha–1 elicited transient disorders in the leaf greenness index. In turn, the use of the lower doses (28.8 g ⋅ ha–1 and 14.4 g ⋅ ha–1) caused a short-term increase in the net photosynthesis rate in the plants which was accompanied by a decreased value of the leaf greenness index. Study results demonstrated the effect of sublethal doses of glyphosate as a stress factor in parameters associated with the process of photosynthesis in plants.
Aphids are one of the most important economic pests and vectors of viral diseases in crops. Brevicoryne brassicae L., one of the most serious aphid pests in Brassicaceae, if not controlled, often reaches very high densities. The present study compared the systemic effects of ethanolic, methanolic and aqueous Melia azedarach L., Peganum harmala L., Calendula officinalis L. and Otostegia persica Boissier extracts with two systemic pesticides, acetamiprid and pirimicarb (at the maximum label-recommended rate). Population growth percentages of B. brassicae through leaf spraying under greenhouse conditions were assessed. The chemicals were sprayed on one of the leaves in greenhouse condition. The results indicated that all the plant extracts have systemic effects at different levels. Among different extracts, O. persica ethanolic extract, P. harmala methanolic extract and M. azedarach aqueous extract resulted in a reduction of the B. brassicae population.
Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infesting many plants but Mentha viridis L., and Mentha piperita L., were low in number of infestation. Therefore the objective of this study was to identify the resistance of M. viridis and M. piperita plants against T. urticae by studying the external shape and internal contents of those plants. For morphological studies, dried leaves were covered with gold utilizing an Edwards Scan coat six sputter-coater. For histological studies, arrangements of Soft Tissue technique were used. For phytochemical studies, the plants were cut, dried and then high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used. While feeding the mites were collected from the area between oily glands, trichomes and respiratory stomata in both mint species. The most important leaf structures in aromatic plants are the oily glands found on the external part of the leaves (both upper and lower epidermis). The number of oil glands in M. viridis leaves was greater than in M. piperita; the trichomes on the epidermis of M. viridis were greater in number than in M. piperita; the spongy mesophyll in M. viridis was much thicker than in M. piperita. The essential oils in the leaves of both mint species contained 71 compounds representing 99.61% of the total oil constituents identified from M. viridis before infestation, and 90.95% after infestation, and about 99.65% from M. piperita before infestation, and 99.98% after infestation.
Field experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of glyphosate (H1) and fluazifop- -P-butyl (H2) herbicides with adjuvants on the common reed without cutting and at two different cutting levels (10 and 30 cm). The adjuvants were urea, nitric acid and sulfonic acid. The relative importance value (RIV), leaf chlorophyll content and plant density were determined to assay the efficacy of herbicides. Glyphosate treatment only (H1a) was more effective than fluazifop-P-butyl (H2a) on reeds without cutting and at the 10 cm cutting level. However, no significant difference was observed between them at the 30 cm cutting level. A positive effect of plant cutting occurred on the efficacy of all herbicides applied alone or in a tank mix with adjuvants. Furthermore, the 10 cm cutting level was more effective in eradication of reeds than the 30 cm cutting level. The adjuvants significantly improved the efficacy of the recommended (Hb) and half recommended (Hc) herbicide rates in comparison to being used alone on uncut reeds. The reduction percentages were 94.5, 86.99, 76.61 and 69.94 for H1b, H1c, H2b and H2c treatments, respectively. However, the adjuvants did not improve the glyphosate effect at different levels of cutting. Conversely the reduction percentage of reeds was improved by the recommended rate of fluazifop-P-butyl with adjuvants (H2b) to 92.77% and 84.62% at 10 and 30 cm cutting levels, respectively.
Toxicity and physiological alterations were determined in Pseudococcus viburni nymphs treated with Artemisia annua methanolic extract. The leaf dipping bioassay showed LC50 values of 0.287% and 0.194% 24 and 48 hours post-exposure. Activities of general esterases were significantly higher in the control nymphs than in those which had been treated except for the 48 h time interval using α-naphtyl acetate. The activity of glutathione S-transferase using CDNB (1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene) in the control nymphs, was significantly higher than in the control at both time intervals while no significant difference was observed after 24 h in addition to the higher enzymatic activity in the treated nymphs after 48 h. All three aminotransferases were significantly more active in the control nymphs except for time intervals of 24 h for γ-glutamyl transferase and 48 h for alanine aminotransferase. Higher activities of lactate dehydrogenase, acid- and alkaline phosphatase were found in the control nymphs than in treated nymphs for all time intervals. Activities of the enzymes involved in the antioxidant system including catalase, peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, ascorbate peroxidase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was increased in the treated nymphs compared to the control. Results of the current study demonstrated toxic effects of A. annua methanolic extract on P. viburni nymphs causing mortality and physiological turbulences.
In this study, the effect of six commercial biocontrol strains, Bacillus pumilus INR7, B. megaterium P2, B. subtilis GB03, B. subtilis S, B. subtilis AS and B. subtilis BS and four indigenous strains Achromobacter sp. B124, Pseudomonas geniculate B19, Serratia marcescens B29 and B. simplex B21 and two plant defense inducers, methyl salicylate (Me-SA) and methyl jasmonate (Me-JA) were assessed on suppression of wheat take-all disease. Treatments were applied either as soil drench or sprayed on shoots. In the soil drench method, the highest disease suppression was achieved in treatment with strains INR7, GB03, B19 and AS along with two chemical inducers. Bacillus subtilis S, as the worst treatment, suppressed take-all severity up to 56%. Both chemical inducers and bacterial strains AS and P2 exhibited the highest effect on suppression of take-all disease in the shoot spray method. Bacillus subtilis S suppressed the disease severity up to 49% and was again the worst strain. The efficacy of strains GB03 and B19 decreased significantly in the shoot spray method compared to the soil drench application method. Our results showed that most treatments had the same effect on take-all disease when they were applied as soil drench or sprayed on aerial parts. This means that induction of plant defense was the main mechanism in suppressing take-all disease by the given rhizobacteria. It also revealed that plant growth was reduced when it was treated with chemical inducers. In contrast, rhizobacteria not only suppressed the disease, but also increased plant growth.
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