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Dr. Antanas Ronis

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-8697-281X
Tel. +370 612 43 139
E-mail: antanas.ronis@lammc.lt
Instituto av. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai distr.


2001–2003 University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy), Faculty of Agronomy. Graduated with a master’s degree in plant protection.

1997–2001 University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agronomy. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2008 Doctor in Agronomy Science (06 B). 2005–2008 PhD studies at Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. Topic “Investigation of leaf spotting disease’s (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, Mycosphaerella graminicola and Phaeosphaeria nodorum) thresholds in winter and spring wheat”. Completed with a doctoral degree in agricultural sciences, agronomy.

Professional experience

Since January, 2021 Deputy Director for Institute of Agriculture Activities

March 1, 2016 – December 31, 2020 LAMMC Institute of Agriculture, senior researcher.

January 1, 2009 – February 28, 2016 LAMMC Institute of Agriculture, researcher.

July 1, 2003 – January 2, 2009 LAMMC Institute of Agriculture, junior researcher.

October 1, 2003 – October 1, 2007 LAMMC Institute of Agriculture, PhD student.

April 2, 2002 – July 1, 2003 LAMMC Institute of Agriculture, senior technician.

Other activities

  • Member of NJF (Nordic association of agricultural scientists) organization.

In-service training

  • 2009 March 25–27 Workshop “Food and feed quality and safety”, Estonia, Tallin.
  • 2008 October 19–31 Internship at Aarhus University, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Denmark, Flakkebjerg. 
  • 2006 Nowember 11–17 Courses “Achievements and innovations of modern selection methods”, Lithuania, Dotnuva. 
  • 2006 October 9–13 Courses “An overview of the latest domestic and foreign genetic and biotechnological research and methods”, Lithuania, Dotnuva.
  • 2006 May 2 – June 31 (two month) Internship at Aarhus University, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Denmark, Flakkebjerg.

Participation in programmes and projects

International projects

  1. 2021–2024 “Stepping-up IPM decision support for crop protection” (IPM Decisions). Project investigator
  2. 2018–2021 “A network of practioners, for sharing knowledge on prevention and reduction of soil borne diseases (Best4Soil)”. Project coordinator Delphy, the Netherlands. Project facilitator at LAMMC Institute of Agriculture
  3. 2017–2019 “IT-solutions for user friendly IPM-tools in management of leaf spot diseases in cereals” (SpotIT). Project coordinator NIBIO (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research). Project coordinator at LAMMC Institute of Agriculture.

National projects

  1. 2018–2020 EIP project “Targeted introduction of integrated pest control under intensive farming conditions”. Project leader.
  2. 2017–2021 Long-term research program “Harmful organisms in agro and forest ecosystems” (KOMAS), project investigator.
  3. 2012–2014 “Significance of plant protection for the production of competitive and exceptional quality products in the conditions of sustainable agriculture” (the project was financed by the National Paying Agency under Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture). Project investigator.
  4. 2011–2012 “Perspectives on disease and pest control in field crops in the context of sustainable pesticide use”. (The project was financed by the National Paying Agency under Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture). Project investigator.
  5. 2006 “Influence of cereal cultivar’s factor on the spread of fungal leaf diseases, intensity of fungicide uses and grain yield potential”. (The project was financed by Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture). Project investigator.
  6. 2004 “Alternative plant protection measures against diseases for organic crop farms”. (The project was financed by Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture). Project investigator.
  7. 2004 “Programming and publishing on the Internet of Decision support systems”. (The project was financed by Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture). Project investigator.

Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Lavrukaite K., Heick T. M., Ramanauskiene J., Armoniene R., Ronis A. 2023. Fungicide sensitivity levels in the Lithuanian Zymoseptoria tritici population in 2021. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13: 1075038. IF – 6,627
  2. Andersson B., Djurle A., Ørum J. E., Jalli M.,  Ronis A., Ficke A., Jørgensen L. N. 2022. Comparison of models for leaf blotch disease management in wheat based on historical yield and weather data in the Nordic-Baltic region. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 42: 42. IF – 7,832 
  3. Verikaitė K., Ramanauskienė J., Armonienė R., Ronis A. 2022. Evaluation of fungicide application programmes for Septoria tritici blotch control in winter wheat. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 109 (2): 149–156. IF – 1,281
  4. Jørgensen L. N., Matzen N., Ficke A., Andersson B., Jalli M., Ronis A., Nielsen G. C., Erlund P., Djurle A. 2021. Using risk models for control of leaf blotch diseases in barley minimises fungicide use – experiences from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil and Plant Science, 71 (4): 247–260. IF – 1,931
  5. Jalli M., Kaseva J., Andersson B., Ficke A., Nistrup-Jørgensen L., Ronis A., Kaukoranta T., Ørum J.E, Djurle A. 2020. Yield increases due to fungicide control of leaf blotch diseases in wheat and barley as a basis for IPM decision-making in the Nordic-Baltic region. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 158: 315–333IF – 1,907
  6. Jørgensen L .N., Matzen N., Ficke A., Nielsen G. C., Jalli M., Ronis A., Andersson B., Djurle A. 2020. Validation of risk models for control of leaf blotch diseases in wheat in the Nordic and Baltic countries. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 157: 599–613IF – 1,907
  7. Kiiker R., Skrabule I., Ronis A., Cooke D. E. L., Hansen J. G., Williams I. H., Mänd M., Runno‐Paurson E. 2019. Diversity of populations of Phytophthora infestansin relation to patterns of potato crop management in Latvia and Lithuania. Plant Pathology, 68 (6): 1207–1214IF –  2,169
  8. Chawade A., Armonienė R., Berg G., Brazauskas G., Frostgård G., Geleta M., Gorash A., Henriksson T., Himanen K., Ingver A., Johansson E., Jørgensen L.N., Koppel M., Koopel R., Makela P., Otriz R., Podyma W., Roitsch T., Ronis A., Svensson J.T., Wallenback P., Weih M. 2018. A transnational and holistic breeding approach is needed for sustainable wheat production in the Baltic Sea region. Physiologia Plantarum, 67 (4): 442–451IF – 3,000
  9. Ramanauskienė J., Semaškienė R., Jonavičienė A., Ronis A. 2018. The effect of crop rotation and fungicide seed treatment on take-all in winter cereals in Lithuania. Crop Protection, 110: 14–20. IF – 2,172
  10. Filippov A., Rogozhin A., Kuznetsova M., Statsyuk N., Ronis A., Platt   H. W. (Bud). 2015. Efficiency of a computerised decision support system as a tool to reduce fungicide input for the control of potato late blight. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 102 (4): 449–456. IF – 0,579
  11. Paurson E. R., Ronis A., Hansen M., Aav A. Williams I. H. 2015. Lithuanian populations of Phytophthorainfestans revealed a high phenotypic diversity. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 122 (2): 57–65. IF – 0,477
  12. Ramanauskienė J., Gaurilčikienė I., Supronienė S., Ronis A., Česnulevičienė R. 2014. Evaluation of eyespot incidence and structure of Oculimacula spp. population in winter rye in Lithuania. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 101 (4): 425–430. IF – 0,420
  13. Ronis A., Jørgensen L. N., Semaškienė R., Gaurilčikienė I., Ramanauskienė J. 2014.Sensitivity of Mycosphaerella graminicola isolates to demethylation-inhibiting (DMI) fungicides. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 101 (2): 177–184. IF – 0,420
  14. Brazauskienė I., Petraitienė E., Brazauskas G., Ronis A. 2013. Susceptibility of winter rape cultivars to fungal diseases and their response to fungicide application. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 37 (6): 699–710. IF – 0,914
  15. Gaurilčikienė I., Česnulevičienė R., Janušauskaitė D., Ronis A. 2012. Management of seed borne root and foot rots diseases of pea (Pisum sativum L.) with a fungicide seed treatment. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 99 (1): 77–84. IF – 0,567
  16. Ronis A., Semaškienė R. 2011. Relationship of AUDPC values of tan spot and Stagonospora glume blotch with grain infection in winter and spring wheat. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 98 (1): 11–18. IF – 0,327

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Ronis A., Semaškienė R., Dabkevičius Z., Liatukas Ž. 2009. Influence of leaf diseases on grain yield and yield components in winter wheat. Journal of Plant Protection Research, 49 (2): 151–157.
  2. Liatukas Ž., Ronis A., Ruzgas V. 2009. Lapų ploto indekso tinkamumas žieminio kviečio (Triticum aestivum L.) selekcinių linijų atrankai. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 96 (3): 3–15.
  3. Gaurilčikienė I., Supronienė S., Ronis A. 2008. The impact of the biological agent Biojodis on the incidence of pathogenic fungi in winter wheat and spring barely. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 95 (3): 406–414.
  4. Gaurilčikienė I., Ronis A. 2006. The effect of strobilurin fungicides on the development of foliar diseases of winter wheat. Agronomy Research, 4 (spec. iss.): 177–180.
  5. Ronis A., Semaškienė R. 2006. Development of tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) in winter wheat under field conditions. Agronomy Research, 4 (spec. iss.): 331–334.


  1. Petraitienė E., Ronis A. 2016. Grybo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, sukeliančio rapsų sklerotinį puvinį, jautrumas fungicidams. Naujausios rekomendacijos žemės ir miškų ūkiui. LAMMC, p. 10-11.
  2. Semaškienė R., Supronienė S., Jonavičienė A., Mankevičienė A., Ronis A. 2016. Augalinių liekanų įtaka varpų fuzariozės plitimui vasariniuose kviečiuose ir jos kontrolė. Naujausios rekomendacijos žemės ir miškų ūkiui. LAMMC, p. 8–9.
  3. Semaškienė R., Gaurilčikienė I., Brazauskienė I., Mankevičienė A., Dabkevičius Z., Gruzdevienė E., Supronienė S., Ronis A. 2007. Mikotoksinus gaminančių mikroskopinių grybų kaupimosi galimybės grūduose, sėklose, bulvių gumbuose lauko sąlygomis ir jų prevencija. Rekomendacijos žemdirbystei, LŽI, p. 38–39.
  4. Ronis A., Semaškienė R. 2007. Nekrotrofinių patogenų, sukeliančių žieminių ir vasarinių kviečių lapų dėmėtliges, žalingumas. Rekomendacijos žemdirbystei. LŽI, p. 36–37.