Plant Protection Science

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

  • An international open access peer-reviewed journal published by 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: Ing. Eva Karská
  • The journal is published quarterly


The journal starts to use a new editorial system (January 1st, 2023)

Dear authors and reviewers,

We would like to inform you that from January 1st, 2023, the Plant Protection Science journal will use a new editorial system Actavia.

Since January 1st, 2023, new articles will be submitted (and further processed) to the new editorial system – Actavia. Previously submitted articles (submitted till January 1st, 2023) will be processed in the previous editorial system.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Editor of the journal on

Aims & 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.


Obituary of Professor Ing. Václav Kůdela, DrSc. (1936–2022)
Author: Prof. Ing. Aleš Lebeda, Dr.Sc.
On February 23, 2022, the great Czech plant pathologist, and my personal friend and esteemed colleague, prof. Václav Kůdela passed away. For over 15 years (1990–2006), he served as the Editor-in-Chief for our journal, Plant Protection Science. His whole adult life was connected with agriculture, plant pathology, plant protection, and the science of phytotherapy. Read more …

Current issue

The effect of natural and biological pesticides on the degradation of synthetic pesticides

Paulina Książek-Trela, Ewa Szpyrka
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 273-291abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Characterisation of the little cherry virus 1 isolate infecting almonds in the Czech Republic

Dana Šafářováorcid , Milan Navrátil, Jakub Lemberk
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 292-297abstractdownload PDFsupplementary material
Original Paper

Susceptibility of apple fruits from selected cultivars to the Colletotrichum acutatum species complex

Barbora Jílková, Jana Víchová
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 298-304abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Evaluation of the sensitivity of Leptosphaeria maculans isolates causing phoma stem canker in oilseed rape in the Czech Republic to boscalid and dimoxystrobin fungicides

Olufadekemi Fajemisinorcid , Jana Mazáková, Pavel Ryšánek
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 305-314abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Population parameters of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on wild tomato species

Baran Aslanorcid , Ali Kemal Birgücüorcid
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 315-325abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Biological impact, oxidative stress and adipokinetic hormone activities of Agrotis ipsilon in response to bioinsecticides

Moataz A. M. Moustafa, Wael H. Elmenofy, Engy A. Osman, Nourhan A. El-Said, Mona Awad
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 326-337abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Evaluation of genetic and induced resistance phenomena in cucumbers against the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita)

Rana Muhammad Amir Gulzarorcid , Ateeq Ur Rehmanorcid , Ummad ud din Umarorcid , Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Fahad Khanorcid
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 338-350abstractdownload PDF
Original Paper

Measurement of post-dispersal invertebrate seed predation of some relevant weed species in maize fields in Hungary: An ecosystem service provided in crop fields contributing to weed management

Mohammed Osman, Mark Szalai, Mihaly Zalai, Zita Dorner, Jozsef Kiss
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 351-359abstractdownload PDF
Short Communication

First report of Seiridium cardinale on Cupressus sempervirens in Serbia

Ivan Milenkovićorcid , Zlatan Radulović, Dragan Karadžić
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 360-364abstractdownload PDF
Biographical Notice

Obituary of doc. Ing. Dr. Jaroslav Benada, CSc. (1928–2022)

Věra Kroftová, Marie Váňová
Plant Protect. Sci., 58 (2022): 365-368download PDF

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