Special Issue "Integrated Pest Management of Horticultural Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Biological control; IPM; insect chemical ecology; behavioral manipulation; insect functional anatomy; sensory physiology
Interests: Crop protection, pest management, agricultural entomology, chemical ecology, insect behavior, insect morphology, electrophysiology
A whole-system approach that integrates preventive and corrective measures is key to reducing environmental risks associated with pest management. In this framework, integrated pest management (IPM) programs have a proven track record of significantly reducing the use of pesticides, while minimizing hazards to human health and improving environmental quality and integrity. An IPM program evaluates the potential interactions among various control techniques, environmental factors and cultural practices in relation to the biology and ecology of the pest to be controlled and the phenology of the crop to be protected. This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest research on integrated pest management of horticultural crops as well to explore the methodologies of innovative forthcoming control tactics. Submissions should summarize key findings and discuss applications to horticultural systems. As a part of the same Special Issue, the journal is seeking papers that will contribute to the ongoing scholarly debate regarding the development and use of scientific methods to review research on IPM techniques, including but not limited to pest monitoring, preventive cultural practices, mechanical, behavioral, and biological control techniques. Special attention will be given to pests that represent emerging threats and require the most urgent risk analysis to implement preventive measures and to perform eradication and management measures.
Dr. Marco Valerio Rossi Stacconi
Dr. Sara ruschioni
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Integrated pest control
- System approaches
- Sustainable agriculture
- Biological control
- Cultural practices