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Recent advances on sustainable management of arthropod pests in African fruit cropping systems

Arthropod pests in African fruit cropping systems © Image by 272447 from PixabayThis thematic series will publish in
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience

Guest Edited by: Ramzi Mansour1
 University of Carthage, Tunisia

Submission Deadline: 30 July 2021

Over the last few decades, there has been growing evidence that applying synthetic chemical pesticides represents the most common arthropod pest control option adopted throughout African fruit agro-ecosystems. However, excessive applications or misuse of broad-spectrum active substances often results in the occurrence of detrimental side effects on fruit consumers, non-target beneficial arthropods including predators, parasitoids and pollinators that provide crucial ecosystem services, as well as on other vital environmental components. For such reasons, a major current challenge for scientists, farmers and policy-makers in Africa, is to find out the most eco-friendly, effective and sustainable pest control tools that can be used as alternatives to the overuse of hazardous chemical pesticides.

Aims and Scope: This series aims to present an up-to-date scientific and technical overview on the recent advances in Africa on the sustainable chemical pesticide-free management of arthropod pests.

Manuscripts considered: Submissions of scientifically sound research dealing with scientific validation or experimentation of novel eco-friendly pest management approaches in African fruit cropping systems are encouraged. These include :

  • Prophylaxis and effective cultural practices
  • Pheromone-mediated and/or behavior-manipulating pest management tactics: mass trapping, mating disruption, Sterile Insect Technique, attract-and-kill approach, and/or push-pull strategies
  • Biological control using either parasitoids, predators, parasites, pathogens and/or their combinations
  • Pest management using plant extracts (botanical pesticides)

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Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select 'Recent advances on sustainable management of arthropod pests in African fruit cropping systems' in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this thematic series. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

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