Plant Resistance for the Protection of Cereal Crops from Insect Pests
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017) | Viewed by 21270
Interests: chemical ecology; insect physiology; plant–insect interactions; host–plant resistance; pest management
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Historically, plant resistance has played a prominent role in management programs for many important insect pests of cereal crops, including Hessian fly in wheat and brown planthopper in rice. However, plant resistance remains an underutilized tactic for other important pests of cereals. Exciting advances in our understanding of the regulation of plant defense responses and the biochemical and morphological bases of plant resistance to insects has opened up new directions for the use of plant resistance in pest management. This Special Issue will explore recent advances in the understanding and use of plant resistance in cereals.
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Stout
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- Host-plant resistance
- Integrated pest management
- Induced resistance
- Defense responses
- Secondary metabolites