Special Issue "Integrated Pest Management in Agricultural Systems"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2019).
Interests: insect biodiversity in natural, forest and agricultural ecosystems; insect pests in agriculture; climate change and invasive insects; sustainable pest control on crops; biological control of pests; integrated pest management in Mediterranean climate; integrated production and protection of crops
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been developed as an alternative to the widespread use of chemical pesticides for controlling pests in agrosystems. Based on the harmonized and strategic use of different tactics (biological, cultural, physical, etc.) to be combined with chemical control, it aims at maintaining pest populations below the economic damage thresholds, while reducing secondary effects on the environment, as well as on plant, animal and human health.
This Special Issue intends to assess the status of IPM techniques, especially in the frame of climatic dynamism and global movement of organisms which are improving pest problems. It also gives an overview on advances in integrated strategies for controlling pests in the major agricultural crops, both grasses and trees. I would like to invite all of you studying IPM in agricultural systems, in different countries and regions, to contribute to this Special Issue. Both original research and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Carmelo Rapisarda
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- Novel insecticides and IPM
- Side effects of pesticides
- Biological control of crop pests
- Physical and mechanical control of pests
- Cultural control of pests
- Biotechnologies for pest control
- IPM in annual food crops
- IPM in fruit tree crops
- IPM in protected vegetable cops