Post-harvest Pest and Disease Management—2nd Edition

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Pest and Disease Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 200

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Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Crop Production and Rural Environment, Department of Agriculture, University of Thessaly, Phytokou Str., 38443 N. Ionia, Magnesia, Greece
Interests: pheromones and semiochemicals; insect parasitoids; population ecology; sampling and trapping; invasive biology; integrated pest management; microbial control; chemical control; non-chemical control; stored-product protection
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Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, 38446 Volos, Greece
Interests: stored-product insects; post-harvest entomology; precision fumigation
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Computer Simulation, Genomics and Data Analysis Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Lemnos, Greece
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; heat/mass transfer; programming; data analysis; optimization; machine learning; post-harvest grain quality; fumigation of agricultural commodities; traceability in the food chain
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the first Special Issue “Post-harvest Pest and Disease Management” in Agronomy, we are pleased to announce the launch of a second series of the Special Issue.

Almost all agricultural commodities undergo specific post-harvest stages, either as raw or as processed commodities. Storage is a critical stage in agricultural production, as the conditions and characteristics during storage play a decisive role in global food security and availability. During storage, transportation, and processing, commodities can be heavily damaged by pests and diseases, which can cause significant losses and considerable qualitative degradations that can quickly render the product unsuitable for further processing, or even hazardous to human health. Based on the above, we have initiated, and are now expanding, a Special Issue in Agronomy on “Post-harvest Pest and Disease Management”, which will focus on:

  • Pests and diseases that infest agricultural commodities during storage;
  • Use of conventional and modern techniques to control pests and diseases during storage;
  • Modeling of conditions and related parameters during the post-harvest stages of agricultural commodities;
  • Socio-economic aspects related to storage issues.

The overall aim of this Special Issue is to increase awareness of the adoption of judicious techniques throughout all post-harvest stages of agricultural products under a “from farm to fork” approach.

Prof. Dr. Christos G. Athanassiou
Dr. Paraskevi Agrafioti
Dr. Efstathios Kaloudis
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Manuscript Submission Information

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  • stored-product protection
  • post-harvest pests
  • post-harvest diseases
  • processing
  • storage
  • food safety
  • food security
  • post-harvest losses
  • computational models

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