Integrated Pest Management Systems in Agriculture

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pests and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 November 2024 | Viewed by 172

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Division of Phytomedicine, Department for Agricultural Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: applied entomology; pesticide reduction; biological control; natural enemies; integrated pest management
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Division of Phytomedicine, Department for Agricultural Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: applied entomology; integrated pest management in perennial crops; invasive arthropods; population genetics; ecological solutions in pest management
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Division of Phytomedicine, Department for Agricultural Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: integrated pest management; pesticide residues; ecotoxicology; beneficial organisms; innovative technologies for plant protection; biodiversity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture contributes most to current human-induced climate change. However, crop productivity is at risk due to the increasing incidence of pests and diseases. A warmer climate and extreme weather events have led to a loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, which has a significant impact on plant pests and the damage they cause. EU phytosanitary and environmental policies have defined the common challenge of reducing dependence on chemicals, improving food quality, and increasing the potential for the development of more bio-based and biotech-oriented production systems. To promote this transition and prioritize preventive crop protection based on agro-ecological practices to prevent pest outbreaks and infestations, we need a change of direction and paradigm. The measures taken by EU Member States to reduce pesticide use are based on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). However, current crop protection in the EU is still largely based on curative crop protection with chemical pesticides.

This Special Issue looks at IPM systems in agriculture that can reduce pesticide use through precision agriculture, improved decision support, and mechanical or biological technologies. We also focus on research that proposes a complete redesign of farming and food systems by developing knowledge for an ecological, technological, and social redesign of food and farming systems

Prof. Dr. Renata Bažok
Dr. Ivana Pajač Živković
Dr. Helena Virić Gašparić
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Keywords

  • agroecological plant protection
  • digital tools for crop protection
  • plant pest control
  • plant disease control
  • preventive crop protection

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