Special Issue on Eco-Friendly Approaches to Manage Agricultural Insect Pests for Food Security

Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Bilal Atta
      Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan
  • Guest Editor
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    • Muhammad Rizwan
      Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan
    • Arshed Makhdoom Sabir
      Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan
    • Muhammad Dildar Gogi
      Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
    • Muhammad Asif Farooq
      Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Burewala-Vehari, Pakistan
    • Muhammad Junaid Nisar
      Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
    • Zafar Ullah Shah
      Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan
  • Introduction

    Crop production is severely affected by biotic and abiotic stresses that reduce yield. Insects are the most destructive pests that cause economic loss to the agricultural crop through directly sucking phloem sap or chewing plant parts. Use of pesticides is the main approach adopted by many farmers to manage agricultural insect pests which not only reduced infestation level of these insect pests, but also responsible for the resistance and resurgence development, causes mortality of beneficial arthropods, and environmental and health hazards. Many researchers are busy to find out alternatives to pesticides due to adverse influences. Therefore, in recent years, the focus has been shifted towards bio-control of insect pests, bio-pesticides (fungus, bacteria, nematodes and viruses), natural product insecticides (plant extracts and essential oils), proper management of nutrient requirements and modification with mineral nutrients, behavioral control, insect pest resistant crops, cultural control, physical and mechanical control and genetic control. These tactics are valued tools for non-chemical pest management strategies which ultimately helpful in the reduction of abovementioned threats due to pesticides usage.
    The special issue aims to publish internationally peer-reviewed, high-quality research articles in the field of biological and integrated pest control (non-chemical control) of both pre- and post-harvest insect pests. The special issue includes review articles, original papers, conference reports, book reviews, editorials, laboratory reports, technical notes and short communications.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Non-chemical insect pests management
    2. Bio-control of insect pests
    3. Bio-pesticides
    4. Natural product insecticides
    5. Behavioral control
    6. Insect pest resistant crops
    7. Cultural control
    8. Physical and mechanical control
    9. Genetic pest control

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajentomology.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.