Special Issue "Integrated Pest Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018).
Interests: plant-insect interactions; host-plant resistance; integrated pest management; rice production and sustainability
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to managing insect, disease, and weed pests in agricultural systems that was developed over 50 years ago in response to environmental, economic, and other problems associated with the over-reliance on pesticides to control pests. IPM is now the dominant paradigm guiding the development of management programs for pests. However, many management programs still rely too heavily on pesticides, and alternatives to pesticides have failed to fulfill their promise in many cases. Moreover, despite the ostensible centrality of integration in IPM, management tactics for a pest are often developed or studied in isolation from other tactics, and in isolation from management programs for other pests. This special issue will comprise mini-reviews and original article on all aspects of IPM in crops and other systems. Manuscripts exploring the appropriate use of insecticides in IPM, the integration of multiple tactics against single pests, and the integration of management programs for multiple pests are particularly welcome.Prof. Dr. Michael J. Stout
Dr. Jeff Davis
Dr. Rodrigo Diaz
Dr. Julien M. Beuzelin
Manuscript Submission Information
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