Open call for publication in special issue ‘Treatment and Management of Fusarium Disease in Wheat’ of journal Agronomy.

Agronomy has received an increased IF: 3.417, ISSN: 2073-4395 ranking Q1 (16 of 91) in the “Agronomy” category and Q1 (57 of 235) in the “Plant Sciences” category.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts to this Special Issue is 15 June 2022.

Dear Colleagues,

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), caused by several Fusarium species—mainly Fusarium graminearum, F. culmorum, and F. avenaceum,–is a devastating disease of wheat which reduces both grain yield and quality. FHB affects the grain protein content by destroying starch granules, storage proteins, and cell walls and consequently decreases the quality of dough properties. It is also associated with mycotoxin contamination and is a significant threat to animal and human health. Furthermore, Fusarium spp. affect plant development and trigger different morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular changes. Current climate change scenarios predict an increase in the number of epidemics caused by this disease, and many different strategies for disease control are currently being researched.

This Special Issue aims to bring the latest achievements on Fusarium disease in wheat, including the genetics or physiology of resistance, resistance mechanisms, host–pathogen interactions, and agronomic approaches in the field (fungicidal management, integration of host resistance and fungicides, timing of fungicide application). Original research, reviews, and opinions on recent advances in strategies for the control of Fusarium disease in wheat are also welcome.

Dr. Valentina Spanic
Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Šarčević
Dr. Krešimir Dvojković
Guest Editors


  • Fusarium Head Blight
  • resistance breeding
  • host–pathogen interactions
  • fungicidal approaches

This special issue is now open for submission.