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Special Issue "Pest Management in Sustainable Farming Systems"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Driven by the need to achieve global food security, and faced by growing concerns with resource depletion, researchers are challenged to design farming systems that achieve both economic and environmental sustainability. These systems must avoid pest damage while reducing the use of chemical pesticides. Authors are invited to submit research papers describing methods of pest control for clearly specified, sustainable farming systems. Papers may focus on any part of the knowledge-to-action pipeline. Research on management interventions that apply knowledge of the behaviours and/or ecology of harmful and beneficial insects are particularly welcome. Papers may also consider natural biocides approved or destined for organic agriculture, or innovations that clearly focus on reducing insecticide applications. Biological control agents can be regarded in a broad sense by including seed predators for weed control, or decomposers that reduce populations of nuisance flies. Papers should address aspects of sustainability by highlighting the comparative productivity and/or profitability advantages associated with their subject interventions.
Dr. Finbarr Horgan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- biological control
- decision support systems
- ecological engineering
- ecological intensification
- integrated pest management
- one health
- organic agriculture
- silvopastoral systems