Special Issue "Biology and Management of Sap-Sucking Pests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: stored product protection; chemical control; non-chemical control; stored product insect biology and ecology; trapping and sampling
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Topical Collection in Insects: Stored-Product Pests: Biology, Ecology, Behavior and Integrated Management
Interests: integrated pest management; biological control, environmental science; plant protection; molecular biology; agricultural and applied entomology; insecticide resistance; insect rearing; insect ecology; metabolomics; chemical ecology; tritrophic interactions; plant-insect interactions; plant-microbe-insect interactions; plant defense
Interests: insect ecology; agricultural entomology; ecology and evolution entomology; integrated pest management; ecology parasitology; plant protection
Sap-sucking pests such as brown plant hoppers, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, etc. are herbivorous pests that suck the sap (containing vital nutrient-rich assimilates) of plants, yielding detriments in the plants and severely threatening their health. The detriments may not always be severe, however, the fact that the sucking pests can vector viral disease is becoming a serious threat to many major cash crops. Furthermore, as result of sucking nutrient-rich assimilates from the plants, large amounts of sticky feeding residues known as honeydew are produced and deposited on plants. The honeydew then supports the growth of various microbes on plant surfaces, leading to a sooty appearance of infested plants and hence promoting yield losses.
In this Special Issue, we intend to feature articles that deliberate the biology of the sucking pests; the tritrophic interactions between the sucking pests, the microbes they host, and the plants they attack; the plant defense mechanisms against the sucking pests; the biology, behavior, and ecology of natural enemies against the sucking pests; and the Integrated Pest Management strategies harmonizing environmentally sound biological control agents and conventional methods are all welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Dr. David Wari
Dr. Kazumu Kuramitsu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sap-sucking pest biology plant-insect interaction plant–microbe–insect interactions plant defense mechanisms natural enemies integrated pest management