Special Issue "Insecticide Resistance Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editor

Key Laboratory of Entomology and Pest Control Engineering, College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Interests: insecticide resistance; action target; toxicology; insecticide preparation; electrophysiology; resistance management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the extensive use of insecticides, the problem of insecticide resistance is becoming increasingly serious. Pests are characterized by the development of resistance to almost all chemical insecticides. The scientific and rational use of insecticides reduces the selective pressure of insecticides on pests and thus delays the development of resistance. By exploring the mechanism of insecticide resistance, researchers can propose appropriate management strategies to slow the emergence and development of insecticide resistance. It is essential for the sustainable development of modern agriculture to investigate insecticide targets, sublethal effects, resistance mechanisms, and resistance management. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent advances centered around insecticide resistance management strategies for sustainable agriculture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Insecticide resistance mechanisms;
  2. Insecticide environmental risks;
  3. Insecticide resistance risks and sublethal effects;
  4. Biological control and integrated pest management (IPM);
  5. Insecticide resistance management strategies, including the development of new insecticidal active substances and insecticide preparation;
  6. The economic impacts of resistance management products and methods.

Dr. Zhifeng Xu
Guest Editor

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  • biological control
  • pest control
  • environmental impact
  • integrated pest management (IPM)
  • resistance risk
  • toxicology
  • insecticide preparation
  • economic impact
  • sublethal effect

Published Papers

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