Special Issue "Pesticides in Agriculture System"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Pesticides are used worldwide to manage agricultural pests with the significant benefits of increased food production, increased profits for farmers, and the prevention of human diseases. They are considered a major tool of conventional agriculture because pests consume or harm a large portion of agricultural crops and, without the use of pesticides, it is likely that pests would consume a much higher percentage. Changing agricultural practices and natural or chemically-induced shifts in pest populations require constant updating of plant protection procedures. Chemical pesticides will probably remain part of a larger toolbox of diverse pest-management tactics in the near future, whereas new pesticides are attracting global attention as safer strategy to manage pest populations. Agricultural worker safety remains always a serious concern. The future of pesticide use in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) regime is expected to depend on the continuation of existing pest management tactics and technology including the use of pesticides. For this Special Issue on “Pesticides in Agriculture”, we are ready to accept papers that enhance our understanding of the role of the safe use of pesticides in current agricultural practice and discuss opportunities for new pesticides with increased safety profiles. Papers that fall along the continuum of pesticide use will be considered.
Dr. Christos A. Damalas
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- New pesticides
- Pesticide formulation
- Pesticide use practices
- Agricultural exposure
- Safety behaviours