About this Research Topic
As two burgeoning fields, Magnetobiology and Chronobiology hold immense potential as sources of innovative ideas and inspiration to advance Smart Phytoprotection. Specifically, their potential lies in the precise monitoring of plant growth, early warning of pests and diseases, smart control of important environmental factors (e.g., light, temperature, and humidity) based on species- and temporal-specific needs, and ecological safety assessment of intelligent facilities used in photovoltaic agriculture. Magnetobiology and chronobiology offer unique solutions for Smart Phytoprotection, whether starting from scratch or optimizing existing ideas and techniques. Simultaneously, the deepening development of Smart Phytoprotection will further elucidate many fundamental issues within Magnetobiology and Chronobiology, particularly those related to crop studies, plant disease control, and pest management.
In this Research Topic, we welcome all types of articles that can advance Smart Phytoprotection through contributions inspired by Magnetobiology, Chronobiology, or their interactions. Particularly, we encourage submissions on the following subtopics:
• Crop or crop disease and pest studies from phenotypes to physiological understandings
• Development or optimization of technology applications in Smart Phytoprotection, such as innovative smart insect traps, algorithm optimization for current intelligent monitoring and forecasting models of plant diseases and insect pests
• Ecological security assessment of Smart Phytoprotection facilities, including the potential impact of light and electromagnetic pollution on insects
• Mechanistic studies, encompassing in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro investigations that underlie the aforementioned subtopics
Keywords: Magnetobiology, Chronobiology, Smart Phytoprotection, Plant Protection, Technology Applications, Ecological Security Assessment, Molecular Mechanisms
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