International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry provides a multi-disciplinary and international platform in which researchers can present their work on all aspects of agricultural and forest to other researchers, policy makers and professionals. The journal welcomes primary research papers, reviews and short communications on Agriculture and Forestry research.

Christos Damalas

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Research Areas

Agronomy, Field Crops, Weed Science, Pesticide Safety


DiplomaEducation Studies, Technical & Vocational Teacher Training Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ph.DWeed Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
M.ScPlant Physiology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
B.ScAgronomy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


2010-presentLecturer (since 2010), Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2009-2010Adjunct Lecturer (2009-2010 in the spring semester), Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
2002-2010Senior Agronomist (Plant Protection Specialist) (2002-2010), Directorate of Agricultural Development of Pieria, Prefectural Administration of Pieria, Greece
1996-2002Graduate Research Assistant (1996-2002), Laboratory of Agronomy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


European Weed Research Society
Weed Science Society of Japan
Weed Science Society of Greece
Hellenic Scientific Society for Genetics and Plant Breeding
Geotechnical Chamber of Greece

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Damalas C.A. and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2001. Dicamba and atrazine antagonism on sulfonylurea herbicides used for johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) control in corn (Zea mays). Weed Technology 15:62-67.
[2]  Mitskas M.B., C.E. Tsolis, I.G. Eleftherohorinos, and C.A. Damalas. 2003. Interference between corn and johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) from seed or rhizomes. Weed Science 51:540-545.
[3]  Lithourgidis A.S., D.G. Roupakias, and C.A. Damalas. 2004. Evaluation of faba beans for resistance to sclerotinia stem rot caused by Sclerotinia trifoliorum. Phytoprotection 85:89-94.
[4]  Lithourgidis A.S., D.G. Roupakias, and C.A. Damalas. 2005. Inheritance of resistance to sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia trifoliorum) in faba beans (Vicia faba L.). Field Crops Research 91:125-130.
[5]  Lithourgidis A.S., K.V. Dhima, C.A. Damalas, I.B. Vasilakoglou, and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2006. Tillage effects on wheat emergence and yield at varying seeding rates, and on labor and fuel consumption. Crop Science 46:1187-1192.
[6]  Lithourgidis A.S., C.A. Damalas, and A.A. Gagianas. 2006. Long-term yield patterns for continuous winter wheat cropping in northern Greece. European Journal of Agronomy 25:208-214.
[7]  Damalas C.A., E.B. Georgiou, and M.G. Theodorou. 2006. Pesticide use and safety practices among Greek tobacco farmers: a survey. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 16:339-348.
[8]  Damalas C.A., M.G. Theodorou, and E.B. Georgiou. 2006. Attitudes towards pesticide labelling among Greek tobacco farmers. International Journal of Pest Management 52:269-274.
[9]  Damalas C.A., K.V. Dhima, and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2006. Control of early watergrass (Echinochloa oryzoides) and late watergrass (Echinochloa phyllopogon) with cyhalofop, clefoxydim, and penoxsulam applied alone and in mixture with broadleaf herbicides. Weed Technology 20:992-998.
[10]  Damalas C.A., G.K. Telidis, and S.D. Thanos. 2008. Assessing farmers' practices on disposal of pesticide waste after use. Science of the Total Environment 390:341-345.
[11]  Damalas C.A., K.V. Dhima, and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2008. Morphological and physiological variation among species of the genus Echinochloa in northern Greece. Weed Science 56:416-423.
[12]  Damalas C.A. 2008. Distribution, biology, and agricultural importance of Galinsoga parviflora Cav. (Asteraceae). Weed Biology and Management 8:147-153.
[13]  Damalas C.A., K.V. Dhima, and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2008. Bispyribac-sodium efficacy on Echinochloa oryzoides and E. phyllopogon as affected by coapplication of selected rice herbicides and insecticides. Weed Technology 22:622-627.
[14]  Lithourgidis A.S., C.A. Damalas, and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2009. Conservation tillage: a promising perspective for sustainable agriculture in Greece. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 33:85-95.
[15]  Damalas C.A. 2009. Pyrithiobac reduces control of green foxtail (Setaria viridis) and bristly foxtail (Setaria verticillata) by propaquizafop. Crop Protection 28:616-618.
[16]  Hashemi S.M., S.M. Hosseini, and C.A. Damalas. 2009. Farmers' competence and training needs on pest management practices: participation in extension workshops. Crop Protection 28:934-939.
[17]  Damalas C.A. 2009. Understanding benefits and risk of pesticide use. Scientific Research and Essays 4:945-949.
[18]  Damalas C.A. and S.M. Hashemi. 2010. Pesticide risk perception and use of personal protective equipment among young and old cotton growers in northern Greece. Agrociencia 44:363-371.
[19]  Hashemi S.M. and C.A. Damalas. 2011. Farmers' perceptions of pesticide efficacy: reflections on the importance of pest management practices adoption. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35:69-85.
[20]  Damalas C.A. and A.S. Lithourgidis. 2011. Winter barley performance on two different soils under conservation tillage systems. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica B-Plant & Soil Science 61:33-38.
[21]  Lithourgidis A.S., D.N. Vlachostergios, C.A. Dordas, and C.A. Damalas. 2011. Dry matter yield, nitrogen content, and competition in pea-cereal intercropping systems. European Journal of Agronomy 34:287-294.
[22]  Lithourgidis A.S., C.A. Dordas, C.A. Damalas, and D.N. Vlachostergios. 2011. Annual intercrops: an alternative pathway for sustainable agriculture. Australian Journal of Crop Science 5:396-410.
[23]  Damalas C.A. and I.G. Eleftherohorinos. 2011. Pesticide exposure, safety issues, and risk assessment indicators. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8:1402-1419.
[24]  Damalas C.A. 2011. Potential uses of turmeric (Curcuma longa) products as alternative means of pest management in crop production. Plant Omics 4:136-141.
[25]  Hashemi S.M., R. Rostami, and C.A. Damalas. 2011. Pesticide use and risk perceptions among farmers in southwest Iran. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 00:00-00 (in press).
[26]  Damalas C.A. 2003. Managing herbicide resistance: the role of Extension. Australian Agribusiness Perspectives, No. 60, Agribusiness Association of Australia Inc., online at
[27]  Damalas C.A. 2003. Herbicide tank mixtures: common interactions. International Journal of Biology and Agriculture 60:145-150.
[28]  Damalas C.A. 2011. Taraxacum officinale: A beneficial herb growing in 'wrong places'. Annals of Zizaniology 1:1-4.