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Special Issue "Improving Stored Product Insect Pest Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Department of Agriculture, Plant Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Phytokou str., 38443, N. Ionia, Magnesia, Greece
Interests: stored product protection; chemical control; non-chemical control; stored product insect biology and ecology; trapping and sampling
Integrated pest management involves monitoring, risk-benefit analysis and multiple control methods and often can be done more cost-effectively with knowledge of current and predicted future pest distribution and abundance. Monitoring program can provide information on current pest density and distribution, and knowledge of pest behavior, life history and population ecology can be used to predict future distribution and density. Determining whether pest population has exceeded an economic threshold is generally more practical than estimating actual insect density.
In this Special Issue, we invite manuscripts that develop decision aids that optimize timing of application and targeting of infested locations, integrate control methods or have examples of decision making during implementation of pest management programs for stored product pests.
Prof. Dr. David W. Hagstrum
Prof. Christos G. Athanassiou
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.
- predictive models
- resistance management
- cost-benefit analysis
- environmental monitoring
- facility design and maintenance
- regulatory control
- areawide pest management