Special Issue "Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: Integrated pest management and biocontrol tactics; Ecotoxicology in agro-ecosystems; Ecology and conservation of biocontrol agents in perennial cropping systems
Interests: Biological and integrated pest management, Side effects of pesticides, Functional biodiversity
Interests: insect ecology; integrated pest management, biological control, small fruit entomology; plant-insect interactions; chemical ecology and behavior
Interests: insect-plant and insect-microbe interactions; chemical ecology; habitat management for ecosystem services; developing country agriculture
In the last decades pest management in orchards and vineyards has been driven by continual innovations aimed at the reduction of pesticides use in these systems. On one hand, research has been focused on a deeper understanding on the biology and ecology of the key pests in orchards and vineyards and the development of new approaches for their management. On the other hand, new invasive or emerging pests pose new challenges. This special issue will collect original research articles that shed light on basic aspects of the biology and ecology of arthropod pests occurring in orchards and vineyards as well as articles devoted to the management of these pests within an IPM framework.
Dr. Alberto Pozzebon
Prof. Carlo Duso
Prof. Gregory M. Loeb
Prof. Geoff M. Gurr
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Integrated Pest Management
- Biological Control
- Primary and secondary pest
- Invasive pest
- Chemical ecology