Special Issue on Use of Allelopathy in Agriculture: New Futures, Challenges and Future Prospects

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Oueslati Oussama
      Department of Agronomy and Rural Economy, Higher School of Agriculture of Kef, Kef, Tunisia
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    • Kremer Robert J.
      School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
    • Souissi Thouraya
      National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Vladimirovna Roshchina Victoria
      Laboratory of Microspectral Analysis of Cells and Cellular Systems, Institute of Cell Biophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Tunisia
    • El-Shora Hamed M.
      Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
  • Introduction

    Several studies have reported the allelopathic depressive effect of crop residues on yields (grains, straw) of a crop in succession. This effect is more amplified with the practice of conservation agriculture (such direct sowing), because of the accumulation of residues on the soil. Many crops expressed proven allelopathic properties such as barley, bread-wheat, durum-wheat, oats, grain-sorghum and rye.
    Allelopathy interacts with various environmental stresses, such as high temperatures, irradiation, nutrient limitation and pest attack, which increase the production of allelochemicals as a defense mechanism. Production of allelochemicals at high rates induces resistances in crops against abiotic stresses, helping them to grow vigorously. A large number of compounds have been identified as having a role in allelopathic activity in higher plants in general and in crops in particular. Among these compounds are alkaloïds (hordenin, gramin), phenolic acids, hydroxamic acid, jasmonic acid, benzoxazinone and L-tryptophan.
    The study of the allelopathic potential of cultivated species in an agricultural system allows a more oriented choice of agronomic sequences and offers the possibility of using allelochemical substances as "natural pesticides" in the control of weeds and pests of crops. Such an approach could overcome the extensive use of chemicals behind environmental pollution and resistance developed by certain pests.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Allelopathic interactions and their mechanisms in crop production
    2. Allelopathy and pest management (weed, insect, diseases…)
    3. Chemical characterization of allelopathic interactions
    4. Allelopathy and a-biotic stresses
    5. Importance of breeding allelopathic crops
    6. Importance of global changes on allelopathy

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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