Special Issue "Pest Management in Agroecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2018)
Pests continue to threaten agricultural production systems across the globe. The most effective management is that which accounts for the biological complexity of pests and the environmental conditions. Hence, sustainable pest management uses an agroecosystem approach where a variety of tools and tactics are employed to prevent harmful organisms, such as insects, weeds, and diseases, from surpassing economic thresholds.
In managing pests, the reliance on only one tool or tactic will cause a decrease in effectiveness and in some cases rendering it useless. Therefore, the most appropriate management must be based on a framework that is flexible, adaptable, and emphasizes balance. As such, all aspects of an agroecosystem contribute to sustainable pest management, including soil health, species diversity, and integration of practices.
This Special Issue will focus on “Pest Management in Agroecosystems.” We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all related topics of the food, feed, and fiber production system. In addition, papers that address management solutions, model concepts, highlight case-studies from the field, and document policy positions, are also encouraged.Prof. Dr. Stephen L. Young
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Biological control
- Mechanical control
- Cultural control
- Chemical control
- Integrated pest management