Pest Management Science

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Pest Management Science is the international journal of research and development in crop protection and pest control.

Since its launch in 1970, the journal has become the premier forum for papers on the discovery, application, and impact on the environment of products and strategies designed for pest management.


Agronomists, Agricultural Scientists, Biologists, Organic Chemists, Environmental Scientists, Toxicologists, Entomologists, Plant Pathologists, Weed Scientists, Ecologists, Agricultural Economists


  • Applications of biotechnology and molecular biology relevant to pest management
  • Biological control, biopesticides and integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Resistance of pests to pest management products and strategies
  • Synthesis, discovery, screening, structure/activity and biochemical mode of action of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other pesticides
  • Properties and use of new pest management products and strategies
  • Formulation and application methods for pest management products
  • Metabolism, degradation, field performance, environmental studies and safety in use of new and existing pest management products
  • Naturally occurring materials for pest management
  • Genetic and ecological implications of pest management products and methods
  • Protection of commodities from pests
  • Toxicology, risk assessment and regulation of pest management products and methods
  • Economic impact of pest management products and methods
  • Pest biology as it relates to pest management

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From the latest issue

Ecology and biology of the parasitoid Trechnites insidiosus and its potential for biological control of pear psyllids

Pear cultivation accounts for a large proportion of worldwide orchards, but its sustainability is controversial because it relies on intensive use of pesticides. It is therefore crucial and timely to find alternative methods to chemical control in pear orchards. The psyllids Cacopsylla pyri and Cacopsylla pyricola are the most important pests of pear trees in Europe and North America, respectively, because they infest all commercial varieties, causing damage directly through sap consumption or indirectly through the spread of diseases. A set of natural enemies exists, ranging from generalist predators to specialist parasitoids. Trechnites insidiosus (Crawford) is undoubtedly the most abundant specialist parasitoid of psyllids. In our literature review, we highlight the potential of this encyrtid species as a biological control agent of psyllid pests by first reviewing its biology and ecology, and then considering its potential at regulating psyllids.

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Meet the Editors

Editor in Chief Stephen O Duke 

Dr Stephen O. Duke
Adjunct Research Professor, Thad Cochran Research Center
National Center for Natural Products Research, The University of Mississippi

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Yidong Wu

Professor Yidong Wu
Professor, Department of Entomology, College of Plant Protection
Nanjing Agricultural University

Nanjing Agricultural University

Dr Stephen O. Duke and Professor Yidong Wu | Editors-in-Chief