Special Issue "Integrated Pest Management of Field Crops: Series II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2022) | Viewed by 17343
Interests: western corn rootworm; wireworms; pests of sugar beet; pests of potato and Brassica crops; insect pest resistance to pesticides; other pests of field and vegetable crops; side effects of insecticides (beneficial organisms and ecotoxicology); integrated pest management; biological and botanical insecticides
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Special Issue in Agriculture: Integrated Pest Management of Field Crops
Field crops are widely grown on a large scale for consumption purposes. Globally, they occupy about 1.7 billion hectares. They are at great risk of attack by insects and diseases, so the amount of pesticides used in production is very high and the need to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) is obvious. As a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture, IPM seeks to improve farmers' practices to achieve higher profits while improving environmental quality. This Special Issue is a continuation of the Special Issue completed in March 2021. As in the first Issue, which published ten scientific papers on potato, eggplant, quinoa, soybean, wheat, sugar beet, and corn, we look forward to contributions that address recent advances and IPM methods in all types of field crops. We look forward to papers that address the development of long-term strategies to minimize the incidence of pests and diseases, preferably by strengthening natural control mechanisms to grow a "healthy crop." In particular, we are interested in the use of resistant varieties and growing practices that minimize pest and disease pressure and maximize biological control over them. We welcome contributions that address the development and application of novel techniques for predicting pests and diseases, the use of non-chemical methods for pest and disease control, and the development and testing of alternatives to chemical pesticides, biological control agents, including microbial and herbal pesticides, and semiochemicals, all of which can be valuable components of IPM.
Prof. Dr. Renata Bažok
Dr. Maja Čačija
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- integrated pest management
- natural control mechanisms
- ecologically acceptable pesticides
- pest monitoring and forecast
- biological control agents