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Abstract Submission Deadline 30 November 2022
Manuscript Submission Deadline 28 February 2023

Frontiers in Microbiology is proud to launch this mini-series of Research Topics for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2022. We aim to raise awareness of such issues and provide new research on possible solutions to tackle global food loss and waste. It is crucial to reduce food loss and waste to provide improvements to agri-food systems and aid in achieving food security, food safety, improved food quality and nutrition - which ultimately result in zero hunger. Reducing food loss and waste also contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as pressure on land and water resources.

Worldwide, an estimated 20-40% of crop yield is lost primarily due to pests and pre-harvest diseases. For example, mycotoxigenic fungi that contaminate grain crops can reduce grain quality and crop yield, as well as present a health risk to humans and livestock. Furthermore, climate change influences the prevalence and severity of crop diseases which in turn will affect disease management and the efficacy of control measures.

This Research Topic aims to further understanding of pre-harvest diseases in crops; display advances in identification and control methods; and assess the impact of climate change on crop pathogens.

We welcome Original Research, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Perspective, Methods and Opinion articles. Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:

• Identification of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens causing disease in crops;

• Management of soil-borne diseases of crop plants;

• Advances in detection methods for pre-harvest pathogens;

• Advances in treatments for infected crops;

• Preventing pre-harvest disease through innovative control measures and applications for crops.

Explore the other collections within the Fight Against Food Waste series:
Fight Against Food Waste: Combating Contamination and Spoilage
Fight Against Food Waste: Turning Food Waste Back Into Food
Fight Against Food Waste: Closing the Loop with Composting

Keywords: food waste, food loss, preharvest, crop pathogens, crop disease, disease management


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Frontiers in Microbiology is proud to launch this mini-series of Research Topics for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2022. We aim to raise awareness of such issues and provide new research on possible solutions to tackle global food loss and waste. It is crucial to reduce food loss and waste to provide improvements to agri-food systems and aid in achieving food security, food safety, improved food quality and nutrition - which ultimately result in zero hunger. Reducing food loss and waste also contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as pressure on land and water resources.

Worldwide, an estimated 20-40% of crop yield is lost primarily due to pests and pre-harvest diseases. For example, mycotoxigenic fungi that contaminate grain crops can reduce grain quality and crop yield, as well as present a health risk to humans and livestock. Furthermore, climate change influences the prevalence and severity of crop diseases which in turn will affect disease management and the efficacy of control measures.

This Research Topic aims to further understanding of pre-harvest diseases in crops; display advances in identification and control methods; and assess the impact of climate change on crop pathogens.

We welcome Original Research, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Perspective, Methods and Opinion articles. Subjects of interest include but are not limited to:

• Identification of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens causing disease in crops;

• Management of soil-borne diseases of crop plants;

• Advances in detection methods for pre-harvest pathogens;

• Advances in treatments for infected crops;

• Preventing pre-harvest disease through innovative control measures and applications for crops.

Explore the other collections within the Fight Against Food Waste series:
Fight Against Food Waste: Combating Contamination and Spoilage
Fight Against Food Waste: Turning Food Waste Back Into Food
Fight Against Food Waste: Closing the Loop with Composting

Keywords: food waste, food loss, preharvest, crop pathogens, crop disease, disease management


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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