Agricultural Sciences

ISSN Print: 2156-8553    ISSN Online: 2156-8561

Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Ecological Control of Diseases and Insect Pests in Agriculture


    Ecological Pest Management (EPM) is an approach to increasing the strengths of natural systems to reinforce the natural processes of pest regulation and improve agricultural production. Also know as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), this practice can be “defined as the use of multiple tactics in a compatible manner to maintain pest populations at levels below those causing economic injury while providing protection against hazards to humans, animals, plants and the environment. IPM is thus ecologically-based pest management that makes full use of natural and cultural processes and methods, including host resistance and biological control. IPM emphasises the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption of agro-ecosystems, thereby encouraging natural pest control mechanisms. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in this area of ecological control of diseases and insect pests in agriculture.


    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore ecological control of diseases and insect pests in agriculture. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:



    • Biological control agents
    • Parasites and predators
    • Pathogenic microorganisms
    • Pheromones and natural products
    • Managing invasive pests
    • Ecological pest management



    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Ecological Control of Diseases and Insect Pests in Agriculture” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    August 15th, 2019

    Publication Date

                October 2019


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