Special Issue "Pest Control in Fruit Trees"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Dr. Claudio Ioriatti
Tree fruit growers in temperate regions have faced challenges in managing the complex combination of arthropod pests present in these systems because of increasing pesticide regulatory restrictions, public concerns about food safety and environmental quality, the development of resistance to older pesticides by key pests, and the increased challenges posed by new invasive pest species. Growers are attempting to adopt newer tactics such as more selective, reduced-risk pesticides and increased reliance on sampling and monitoring techniques, plus pheromone-based mating disruption. These can be more expensive and require more time and precise use patterns due to their different modes of implementation. In this Special Issue, we hope to focus on more current and practical approaches that stress a basic understanding of pest biology and development, greater reliance on predictive models, and the effective use of more selective crop protectants and other sustainable tactics such as mating disruption and biological control.
Dr. Claudio Ioriatti
Prof. Arthur Agnello
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