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International Journal of Pest Management – another new addition to the Library shelves

International Journal of Pest Managementpublishes original research papers and review papers concerned with pest management in the broad sense, covering

  1. Herbivores, parasites, competitors and pathogens of plants of economic, conservation, medicinal and amenity value within the areas of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and conservation.
  2. Arthropods adversely affecting humans and livestock (including farmed fishes and Crustacea), especially temporary ectoparasites and free-living insects and mites of medical and veterinary importance. [Note: pathogens and ‘permanent’ ectoparasites such as Anoplura, Mallophaga, Sarcoptidae, Psoroptidae, Demodicidae & Cheyletiellidae are excluded]
  3. Insects, mites and fungi causing damage to stored food, timber, paper and other products, museum collections and to man-made structures (e.g. buildings and component structures).
  4. ‘Herbivores’, parasites, competitors and pathogens of fungi used as human food.
  5. Organisms causing a nuisance / a safety hazard / damage in a transport system context (e.g. birds as air strike hazards).

The geographical scope of the journal is worldwide.

The journal covers the following scientific topics:

  • Control of pests (invertebrates, vertebrates, weeds) and diseases of plants, fungi and their products – including biological control in all of its aspects (classical biological control, conservation biological control, augmentation, inundative release, inoculative release), cultural control, varietal control (plant resistance, including by genetic manipulation), chemical control (the use of insecticides, acaricides, nematicides, molluscicides, herbicides and fungicides), interference methods (e.g. use of semiochemicals, sterile male technique)
  • Population dynamics of pests in relation to management strategies.
  • Epidemiology of diseases (of plants, timber, and fungi only) in relation to management strategies.
  • Assessment of pest (including weed) and disease damage characteristics / levels and associated yield loss; damage and economic thresholds; sampling and monitoring methods. 
  • Pest management systems in the practical sense, including decision support. Analysis of farmers’ perceptions of pest management constraints or technologies and of economic benefits supporting studies of the efficacy of pest management at field- and farm-scale (but note that, as with other topics, rigorous statistical analysis is a key requirement).
  • Theoretical and systems models (retrospective as well as prospective) as applied to pest management, especially the application of decision tools in integrated pest management (IPM).
  • Database analyses, e.g. use of BIOCAT and other databases in studies of biological control.
  • The relationship of pest management to the wider aspects of farming systems and rural development policy. 
  • Pest management technology: monitoring devices / pest-killing devices / refugia for natural enemies. 
  • Pesticide use information systems, as applied to the exportation / importation of crops.
  • Non-target effects of pesticide use / of biological control introductions. 
  • Life-history strategies and evolution of pest organisms / biological control agents. This includes the development of resistance to pesticides.

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This entry was posted on May 22, 2012 by in New Journal Titles.


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