Special Issue "Insecticide Resistance and Toxicology"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2023) | Viewed by 232

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pesticide Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Interests: insecticide toxicology; insecticide resistance; resistance mechanism; resistance management; rice stem borer; rice planthopper; novel target of insecticide

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There were about 16,920 cases of insecticide resistance reported from 1914 to 2020. Insecticide resistance is a long-standing problem that not only affects the efficacy and utility of insecticides in agriculture and public health, but also threatens the quality of agricultural products and environmental safety. Meanwhile, insecticide resistance also impacts the ability and willingness of companies around the world to invest in new compounds. The outbreak of extremely high resistance to the main insecticides in some important pest insects has caused disastrous losses in agriculture. Therefore, it is important to implement management stategies to prevent resistance. To evaluate the resistance risk of an insecticide, resistance development must be monitored, and the resistance mechanisms that could contribute to their effective management should be studied. The current Special Issue includes international communications regarding the most recent research results on insecticide resistance and toxicology in insects related to agriculture, horticulture and public health.

Prof. Dr. Congfen Gao
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • insecticides resistance
  • insecticides toxicology
  • resistance mechanism
  • novel insecticidal target
  • resistance monitoring
  • resistance risk evaluation
  • resistance management

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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