Special Issue "Pest Management for Agro-Food during Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2021).
Interests: chemical ecology; behavioral ecology; alien and invasive species; integrated pest management; biological control; ecological modeling
Interests: pheromones and semiochemicals; insect parasitoids; population ecology; sampling and trapping; invasive biology; integrated pest management; microbial control; chemical control
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The vast majority of agricultural products pass through a storage and processing stage, either as raw or as processed commodities. This is particularly important in the case of agro-food commodities, as any measures that are taken to protect them during storage affect food availability and safety. During these post-harvest stages, most commodities are attacked by different pest species that cause serious quantitative losses and decreases in quality. In the case of major cereal commodities, such as grains and related products, these losses may reach as much as 30% in some developing countries, which is clearly indicative of the importance of post-harvest insects in global food availability. At the same time, some key stored product insects are also serious quarantine pests in many areas of the world, and their presence threatens international trade and requires specialized control and legislative measures. However, most studies are focused on insect control at the pre-harvest stages of pests that are present in crops and orchards, and there is disproportionally limited research on post-harvest. This Special Issue will increase awareness of post-harvest pest control in the agro-food sector, emphasizing novel, ecologically compatible technologies.Dr. William Morrison
Prof. Christos Athanassiou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Integrated pest management of stored products
- Stored-product insect biology and ecology
- Chemical and non-chemical at the post-harvest stages of agricultural commodities
- Post-harvest pests and agro-food safety and security
- Socio-economic aspects in pest control during storage and processing of agro-food