Recent Trends towards Genetics-Based Methods for Pest Management in Agroecosystems—Second 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 November 2024 | Viewed by 174

Special Issue Editors

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: plant–insect relationships; plant resistance to pests; environmental entomology and climate change biology; insect physiology and insect ecology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: new methods or techniques for pest management; integrated pest management
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The second edition of our Special Issue, titled "Recent Trends towards Genetics-Based Methods for Pest Management in Agroecosystems—Second Edition", is an extension of our first edition, providing space for contributions related to this important branch of pest control. The primary aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent trends in genetic methods for pest control, emphasizing their new applications and potential contributions to integrated pest management (IPM) in the agricultural field.

In the face of the challenges posed by insect pests and the shortcomings of conventional control methods, this edition seeks to shed light on innovative approaches that leverage genetic principles for more effective pest management in agroecosystems. By welcoming and encouraging scientists who are engaged in researching these issues, we hope to gather a collection that contributes to the advancement of genetic methods for pest control. Researchers are invited to share their latest research results to collectively address the evolving landscape of genetic pest management in agroecosystems.

Prof. Dr. Fajun Chen
Dr. Lanzhi Han
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Agronomy 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 2600 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.


  • insect-resistant genetically modified crops
  • RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9 editing methods
  • traditional genetic breeding techniques
  • diverse applications of insect-resistant crops
  • genetically sterile techniques for insect pests
  • transgenic insects
  • biopesticides

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop