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Department of Plant Protection Institute for Agricultural Sciences (ICA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Serrano 115 Dpdo., 28006 Madrid, Spain
Entomology Group, Plant Protection Department, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA, CSIC), Carretera de La Coruña Km 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
IVIA-Centre of Plant Protection and Biotechnology, 46113 Moncada, Spain

Sustainable Management of Whiteflies

Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Dear Colleagues, The term "whiteflies" includes more than 1500 species in 161 genera of piercing–sucking insects of the family Aleyrodidae that feed on the leaf phloem of a wide host range of cropped plants, resulting in severe economic losses in agriculture. Whitefly feeding causes both direct damage to the plant and indirect damage due to the transmission of more than 150 plant viruses, mostly geminiviruses. Due to the great economic importance of these pests, the prevention and management of virus-transmitting insects (specifically whiteflies) on crops have been declared officially as an issue of public benefit in many countries. Whitefly management follows the general approach of chemical pest control. However, conventional pesticides are known to have harmful effects on the environment and are toxic to humans and other non-target organisms. In addition, whitefly control is especially challenging due to the polyphagous nature of these insects and the development of resistance to insecticides, resulting in the very fast growth of these pest populations. Therefore, it is widely believed that the best way to approach whitefly pests is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), based on the rational and coordinated application of different selective and environmentally friendly techniques. This Topic will publish papers covering the current advances in research on the sustainable management of whiteflies, understood as the use of alternative control tools to chemical products. This would include the use of cultural control, host plant resistance, and biological control strategies. Submissions addressing innovative control strategies, such as the use of genomic technologies or endosymbionts, are especially welcome. Works on the effects of insecticides or other pesticides would be specifically excluded.

Dr. Gloria Nombela
Dr. Susana Pascual
Dr. Francisco J. Beitia
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  • Bemisia spp.
  • insect
  • IPM
  • pest
  • Trialeurodes spp.
  • Whitefly

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.6 3.6 2011 17.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.7 5.2 2011 15.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
- - 2021 30.5 Days CHF 1000 Submit
3.0 4.2 2010 17 Days CHF 2600 Submit
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