Call for Chapters: Improving Integrated Pest Management for Crop Protection and Food Security


Muhammad Haseeb, Ph.D.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: September 25, 2019
Full Chapters Due: December 9, 2019
Submission Date: February 2, 2020


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable, science-based, decision-making process that combines biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools to identify, manage and reduce risk from pests and pest management tools and strategies in a way that minimizes overall economic, health and environmental risks. The federal, state, and non government organizations are committed to building upon their past successes to increase implementation
of IPM in food crops, thereby, providing pest management solutions, economic benefit and human and environmental protection for the stakeholder and clientele in accordance with the USDA, NIFA’s National IPM Roadmap. Within the our working group, unique characteristics of geography and population base create specific critical needs for development and adaptation of appropriate IPM strategies. These partners have a history of small farm food production and interest in providing solutions to serious pest challenges through innovation in high priority research, academic, and extension & outreach. There are several key benefits to learn from the IPM programs for agricultural producers, the environment, pest management professionals & organizations, and the general public. Major benefits include: i) Reduction in producer's economic risk by the promotion of low-cost and carefully targeted pest management practices, ii) Reduction of environmental risk associated with pest management by encouraging the adoption of more ecologically benign control tactics, iii) Augmentation of private research development efforts to develop lower-risk pest control tactics and expand the use of existing low-risk tactics to specialty markets, iv) Reduction of risk to the public by promoting responsible pest management in public spaces including schools, recreational facilities, and playgrounds, and v) Assurance of safe, reliable, low-cost pest control through improved pest management strategies.


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest basic and applied research findings in the area of integrated pest management, crop protection and food security. It will be written by the professionals who want to improve food crop production by providing science based solutions to serious pests on economically important crops. The major goal is to improve crop protection, increase food security, crop productivity & profitability, enhance environment, and sustain trade in the Southeastern Region of the United States.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book are professionals, researchers and extension specialists working in the field of pest management in food crops, e.g. entomologists, pathologists, growers, industry, and trade partners. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different type of works within the area of crop protection.

Recommended Topics

• Integrated pest management of vegetable pest insects
• Integrated pest management of fruit pests
• Integrated pest management of nut crop pests
• Economic impact of integrated pest management strategies and emerging research
• Integrated pest management and extension and outreach in the changing world
• Post-harvest pest losses and integrated pest management options
• Training new generation agricultural scientists and food production
• Integrated pest management in alternative food crop production
• Impacts of integrated pest management on the communities and schools
• Ecological impacts of integrated pest management and ecosystems
• Integrated pest management of invasive pests
• Role of integrated pest management and trade
• Integrated pest management in academia and need for emerging courses
• Trends in IPM scientific research and funding in the United States
• Integrated pest management: Value to industry and producers

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 25, 2019, a chapter proposal of up to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 9, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 9, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Improving Integrated Pest Management for Crop Protection and Food Security. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

September 25, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
October 9, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
December 9, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
January 15, 2020: Review Results Returned
February 2, 2020: Final Chapter Submission
March 5, 2020: Final Deadline


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