Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Integrated Management of Stored Product Pests—From Research to Application"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: biological control of crop pests; IPM methods; insect-plant interactions; stored product pests; precision agriculture methods in crop protection
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Stored product protection has changed dramatically over the last two decades. The methyl-bromide phase-out, the pest resistance development against major chemicals, the continuous withdrawal of several common insecticides, the ongoing tightening of safety regulations, and the increasing consumer demand for clean and healthy foods have set the scene for increased global food security. Scientists around the world are trying to fill in the knowledge gap on the application of eco-friendly and cost-effective monitoring tools and control methods that can be used against pests in stored products.
This Special Issue will focus on up-to-date methods and tools for the detection, monitoring, and control of insect and mite pests in storage facilities. Authors are invited to submit research articles and review manuscripts on topics related to new approaches to stored product pest management and its use within an IPM framework including prevention methods (sanitation, pest exclusion, drying, packaging), detection and monitoring tools (trapping, pheromones, acoustic monitoring), chemical control (novel insecticides), biological control (predators, parasitoids, entomopathogens), physical control (heating, aeration, cooling, irradiation, modified atmospheres), and botanicals (essential oils, plant extracts).
Prof. Panagiotis A. Eliopoulos
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.
- stored product pests
- integrated pest management
- novel insecticides
- pest monitoring
- biological control
- physical control