Special Issue "Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Alberto Pozzebon

Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment, University of Padova, Agripolis - viale Dell' Università, 16 - 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
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Interests: Integrated pest management and biocontrol tactics; Ecotoxicology in agro-ecosystems; Ecology and conservation of biocontrol agents in perennial cropping systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Carlo Duso

Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and the Environment, University of Padua, Agripolis, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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Phone: 0039 0498272805
Interests: Biological and integrated pest management, Side effects of pesticides, Functional biodiversity
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gregory M. Loeb

Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
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Interests: insect ecology; integrated pest management, biological control, small fruit entomology; plant-insect interactions; chemical ecology and behavior
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Geoff M. Gurr

Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University. Orange, New South Wales, Australia and State Key Laboratory of Ecological Pest Control for Fujian and Taiwan Crops, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Interests: insect-plant and insect-microbe interactions; chemical ecology; habitat management for ecosystem services; developing country agriculture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decades pest management in orchards and vineyards has been driven by continual innovations aimed at the reduction of pesticides use in these systems. On one hand, research has been focused on a deeper understanding on the biology and ecology of the key pests in orchards and vineyards and the development of new approaches for their management. On the other hand, new invasive or emerging pests pose new challenges. This special issue will collect original research articles that shed light on basic aspects of the biology and ecology of arthropod pests occurring in orchards and vineyards as well as articles devoted to the management of these pests within an IPM framework.

Dr. Alberto Pozzebon
Prof. Carlo Duso
Prof. Gregory M. Loeb
Prof. Geoff M. Gurr
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • Integrated Pest Management  
  • Biological Control
  • Primary and secondary pest
  • Invasive pest
  • Chemical ecology
  • Pesticides

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