Effects of Ecological Regulation and Bioflavonoids on Pest Management

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 | Viewed by 515

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Interests: behavioral and chemical ecology of natural enemies; biological control; insect colonization; insect-amphibian interactions
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Dear Colleagues,

Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds that enable plants to adjust to abiotic and biotic environmental stresses. Flavonoids can function as secondary metabolites to defend plants from biotic stress caused by pests and pathogens. Research suggests that flavonoids (e.g., quercetin) can manage herbivores without disrupting the behavior of natural enemies (predators and parasitoids) and pollinators (honeybees) in agroecosystems. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in the discovery, evaluation, and utilization of flavonoids as the least toxic biomolecules in integrated pest management (IPM). Authors are invited to submit cutting-edge original research articles, literature reviews, short communications, or commentaries on any topic related to flavonoids and IPM. In addition, we welcome articles focusing on the development of methodology or techniques to mass produce flavonoids for deployment in IPM systems. 

Dr. Eric W. Riddick
Guest Editor

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  • flavonols
  • biopesticides
  • mass production
  • insects
  • fungi
  • IPM
  • biological control
  • natural enemies
  • pollinators

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