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.

Readership

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

Topics

  • 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

Rapid identification of the invasive Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) using LAMP

Small hive beetle (SHB), Aethina tumida is an invasive pest of managed honey bees and has invaded Europe from Africa. The main risk point identified for incursions of this pest into the UK is imports of package bees and queens. Surveillance of this pest, carried out by National Bee Unit, involves monitoring imports of live bees and routine screening of sentinel apiaries around the UK through collection of hive debris for visual inspection of pests. Currently, no molecular methods are used for screening hive debris for this pest in the UK. A new invasion of this pest would likely occur at low levels and might present with partial specimens broken up in the hive or eggs from the beetle, difficult to identify by visual inspection. Therefore, we sought to develop a fast and sensitive method for detecting small hive beetle in hive debris by developing a Loop‐mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay.

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Meet the Editor

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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