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College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
State & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Green Pesticide Invention and Application, College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China

Natural Products in Crop Pest Management

Abstract submission deadline
31 January 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
31 March 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

The significant enhancement in crop yields over the years has been facilitated, in part, by the use of chemicals for pest control. However, as the global population continues to grow in the coming decades and resistance to conventional pesticides persists, there is an ongoing demand for the discovery of new lead compounds. Natural products (NPs) are secondary metabolites isolated from living organisms and can be originated from plant, microbial, or animal origins. Due to their abundant biodiversity and environmentally friendly characteristics, NPs are being increasingly explored and developed. This is evident in the numerous NP-based crop protection compounds that have emerged.

In the context of this Topic, our focus will be on the isolation and characterization bioactive NPs from plants or microorganisms, synthetic compounds inspired by NPs, semi-synthetic chemicals derived from NPs, and the assessment of their biological activities for potential applications in crop protection.

We invite the submission of research articles, review articles, and short communications.

Prof. Dr. Yiming Wang
Dr. Danyu Shen
Dr. Wei Yan
Topic Editors


  • natural products
  • bioactive metabolites
  • structural elucidation
  • biological evaluation
  • synthesis
  • semi-synthetic compounds
  • pesticide
  • crop protection

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