Special Issue "Implementation of IPM Measures in Vegetable Cropping Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 17414
Interests: insect–plant interactions; chemical ecology; biological control; vegetable integrated pest management; monitoring and management of invasive pest species
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Vegetables are an important component to diversify cropping systems as well as diets. The profits from unit area are several fold higher in vegetable production than in cereal production, while profits per labor-day are also higher. Vegetables also provide more employment per unit area than cereals. In addition, they are an important source of micronutrients, especially vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Thus, they have the potential to alleviate poverty and malnutrition. However, the productivity of vegetable crops is severely limited by abiotic as well as biotic stresses. Among the biotic stresses, the pests and diseases play a predominant role and they can lead to complete crop failure, unless timely control measures are initiated. In an attempt to produce blemish-free vegetables, farmers quite often heavily rely on the use of chemical pesticides, which not only escalates the production costs but also leads to adverse impacts on human and environmental health. Hence, it has become imperative to develop and promote integrated pest management (IPM) strategies as an alternative to the harmful chemical pesticides in vegetable production. Hence, this Special Issue will focus on recent advances in vegetable IPM, including successful IPM programs in different parts of the world.
Dr. Srinivasan Ramasamy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- vegetable IPM
- host plant resistance
- insect pheromones
- biological control
- insecticide resistance management