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: Mgr. Petra Kolářová
  • The journal is published quarterly


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.

New Executive Editor welcome on the board!

We would like to introduce you new Executive Editor of the journal – Mgr. Petra Kolářová. She will be in charge of the journal since March 2019. Mgr. Petra Kolářová is an experienced Executive Editor of a scientific journal and wish her a lot of success in her work.

RNDr. Marcela Braunová: Executive Editor of Plant Protection Science – retired

In March 2019, RNDr. Marcela Braunová, the long-serving Executive Editor of the scientific journal Plant Protection Science, retired. Over a 47-year career, Dr. M. Braunová has displayed a very high degree of professionalism and enthusiasm, strong involvement in editorial activities, immeasurable contributions to the development of all journals published by CAAS, while helping to guide their transformation to the internationally recognized publications we know today. We wish her a very happy, prosperous, fruitful, healthy and long life, as well as many further achievements in her personal life.

Please see the Biographical notice

Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences changes to double-blind reviewing

The Publishing Board of the CAAS is pleased to announce its movement to a double-blind review process  (November 1, 2018).

Current issue

Original Paper

Effect of 5-azacytidine induced DNA demethylation on abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana

Zlata V. Ogneva, Andrey R. Suprun, Alexandra S. Dubrovina, Konstantin V. Kiselev
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 73-80abstractdownload PDFsupplementary material
Original Paper

Wheat dwarf virus infectious clones allow to infect wheat and Triticum monococcum plants

Pavel Cejnar, Ludmila Ohnoutková, Jan Ripl, Jiban Kumar Kundu
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 81-89abstractdownload PDF
Short Communication

Gene flow was not detected from a field trial of transgenic plum cv. HoneySweet – Short Communication

Petr Komínek, Jaroslav Polák, Marcela Komínková, Ralph Scorza
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 90-92abstractdownload PDFsupplementary material
Original Paper

Inhibitory effect of the glucosinolate–myrosinase system on Phytophthora cinnamomi and Pythium spiculum

Francisco Teodoro Arroyo Cordero, Rocío Rodríguez-Arcos, Ana Jiménez-Araujo, Rafael Guillén-Bejarano, María José Basallote, Carmen Barrau
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 93-101abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Endophytic fungi and latent pathogens in the sedge Carex secalina (Cyperaceae), a critically endangered species in Europe

Górzyńska Karolina, Węgrzyn Ewa, Sandecki Rafał, Lembicz Marlena
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 102-108abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Antifungal activity of various chitinolytic bacteria against Colletotrichum in pepper

Muhammad Anees, Muhammad Abid, Shafiq ur Rehman, Nadeem Ahmed, Muhammad Ashraf, Lixin Zhang, Kil Yong Kim
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 109-115abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Effect of phenolic acid content on acceptance of hazel cultivars by filbert aphid

Magdalena Gantner, Agnieszka Najda, Dariusz Piesik
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 116-122abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Efficacy of biological formulations against Neoglocianus maculaalba and Dasineura papaveris in Papaver somniferum

Pavel Kolařík, Jiří Rotrekl, Karla Kolaříková
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 123-128abstractdownload PDF
Short Communication

First record of Corythucha arcuata in Slovakia – Short Communication

Milan Zubrik, Andrej Gubka, Slavomír Rell, Andrej Kunca, Jozef Vakula, Juraj Galko, Christo Nikolov, Roman Leonotvyč
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 129-133abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Virulence of new strain of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora from Croatia against Lasioptera rubi

Ivana Majić, Ankica Sarajlić, Tamás Lakatos, Tímea Tóth, Emilija Raspudić, Zlatko Puškadija, Gabriella Kanižai Šarić, Žiga Laznik
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 134-141abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Impact of Microtus arvalis and Lepus europaeus on apple trees by trunk bark gnawing

Josef Suchomel, Jan Šipoš, Ladislav Čepelka, Marta Heroldová
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 142-147abstractdownload PDF
Biographical Notice

RNDr. Marcela Braunová: Executive Editor of Plant Protection Science – retired

Aleš Lebeda, Václav Kůdela
Plant Protect. Sci., 55 (2019): 148-148download PDF

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