Special Issue "Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Horticultural Crops"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rosemary Collier

Warwick Crop Centre, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF, UK
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Interests: Integrated Pest Management; horticultural crops

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The high-quality standards required by retailers and their customers present a particular challenge to those who manage the pests of horticultural crops. This is exacerbated by the great diversity of crops grown, each on a relatively small area, leading to a limited ‘market’ for anyone developing novel methods of pest control. However, there is an undoubted need for effective IPM strategies on a range of horticultural crops to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides, manage pesticide resistance, and address the expectations of a market which is increasingly demanding ‘perfect’ but residue-free produce. This Special Issue will collect original and review articles that focus on Integrated Pest Management in horticultural crops, with a particular emphasis on approaches that are being integrated successfully into commercial practice.

Prof. Dr. Rosemary Collier
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • horticultural crops
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • ornamental crops

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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