Plant Protection Science (PPS)

ISSN 1212-2580 (Print)
ISSN 1805-9341 (On-line)

  • An international peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and financed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. Founded 1921 (by 1997 under the title Ochrana rostlin)
  • The journal is administered by an international Editorial Board
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ing. Aleš Lebeda, DrSc.
  • Executive Editor: RNDr. Marcela Braunová
  • The journal is published quarterly


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Thematic scope

original papers, short communications, critical reviews, personal news, and book reviews covering all areas of diseases and pests of plants, weeds and plant protection. Papers are published in English.


Current issue

Original Paper

Effect of plant growth-promoting bacteria Bacillus amylliquefaciens Y1 on soil properties, pepper seedling growth, rhizosphere bacterial flora and soil enzymes

Qaiser Jamal, Yong Seong Lee, Hyeon Deok Jeon, Kil Young Kim
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 129-137abstractdownload PDFsupplementary material
Original Paper

Biological control of watermelon seedling blight caused by Acidovorax citrulli using antagonistic bacteria from the genera Curtobacterium, Microbacterium and Pseudomonas

Sumer Horuz, Yesim Aysan
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 138-146abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Molecular diversity and assessment of reactions of pepper pure line germplasm to Botrytis cinerea

Ilknur Polat, Ömür Baysal, Emine Gümrükcü, Görkem Sülü, Aytül Kitapci, Ramazan Özalp, Ibrahim Çelik, Zübeyir Devran, Ersin Polat
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 147-152abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

In vitro evaluation of eight plant essential oils for controlling Colletotrichum, Botryosphaeria, Fusarium and Phytophthora fruit rots of avocado, mango and papaya

Ali Sarkhosh, Bruce Schaffer, Ana I. Vargas, Aaron J. Palmateer, Patricia Lopez, Asiye Soleymani
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 153-162abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Effectiveness of environmentally safe food additives and food supplements in an in vitro growth inhibition of significant Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium species

Martin Žabka, Roman Pavela
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 163-173abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Assessment of the influence of fertilisation and environmental conditions on maize health

Piotr Szulc, Jan Bocianowski, Kamila Nowosad, Tadeusz Michalski, Hubert Waligóra, Paweł Olejarski
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 174-182abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Distribution and molecular identification of Meloidogyne spp. parasitising flue-cured tobacco in Yunnan, China – short communication

Jianmin Zeng, Zhe Zhang, Meiyun Li, Xingfu Wu, Yongsan Zeng, Yongping Li
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 183-189abstractdownload PDF
Short Communication

Response of mated insects of both sexes of granary weevil to blends of volatiles – short communication

Anna Wenda-Piesik, Dariusz Piesik, Anita Krasińska
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 190-193abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Using leaf chlorophyll fluorescence for in-season diagnosing herbicide resistance in Echinochloa species at reproductive growth stage

Chuan-Jie Zhang, Do-Soon Kim
Plant Protect. Sci., 54 (2018): 194-202abstractdownload PDF

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