Crop Protection

The Official Journal of the International Association for the Plant Protection





Principal Editors:B.S. Chauhan





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Aims & Scope

The Editors of Crop Protection especially welcome papers describing an interdisciplinary approach showing how different control strategies can be integrated into practical pest management programs, covering high and low input agricultural systems worldwide. Crop Protectionparticularly emphasizes the practical aspects of control in the field and for protected crops, and includes work which may lead in the near future to more effective control. The journal does not duplicate the many existing excellent biological science journals, which deal mainly with the more fundamental aspects of plant pathology, applied zoology and weed science. Crop Protection covers all practical aspects of pest, disease and weed control, including the following topics:

  • Abiotic damage
  • Agronomic control methods
  • Assessment of pest and disease damage
  • Molecular methods for the detection and assessment of pests and diseases
  • Biological control
  • Biorational pesticides
  • Control of animal pests of world crops
  • Control of diseases of crop plants caused by microorganisms
  • Control of weeds and integrated management
  • Economic and social considerations
  • Effects of plant growth regulators
  • Environmental benefits of reduced pesticide use
  • Environmental effects of pesticides
  • Epidemiology of pests and diseases in relation to control
  • GM Crops, and genetic engineering applications
  • Importance and control of postharvest crop losses
  • Integrated control
  • Interrelationships and compatibility among different control strategies
  • Invasive species as they relate to implications for crop protection
  • Pesticide application methods
  • Pest management
  • Plant bioms: for pest and disease control
  • Resistance management
  • Sampling and monitoring schemes for diseases, nematodes, pests and weeds.

The editors of Crop Protection invite workers concerned with pest, disease and weed control to submit suitable contributions on any topic falling within the aims and scope of the journal.


Research workers, project planners, commercial producers.

Abstracting and Indexing

AGRICOLA, Agricultural Engineering Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBiology, Elsevier BIOBASE, Field Crop Abstracts, GEOBASE, Helminthological Abstracts, Horticultural Abstracts, Index to Scientific Reviews, Index to South African Periodicals, Irrigation and Drainage Abstracts, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Review of Applied Entomology, Review of Plant Pathology, Risk Abstracts, Science Citation Index, Scopus, Soils and Fertilizers
Principal Editors J. Correll University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA, J.V. Cross East Malling Research, East Malling, Kent, UK, R.L. Gilbertson University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, F.P.F. Reay-Jones Clemson University, Florence, SC, USA, J.C. Streibig University of Copenhagen, Taastrup, Denmark, S.N. Wegulo University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, Statistical Consultant: C. Ritz University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark, Editorial Board: X. Chen Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, C.A. Edwards Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, W. Elmer Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station, New Haven, CT, USA, L. Gatehouse HortResearch Palmerston North, Palmerston North, New Zealand, D.P. Giga Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, L. Godfrey University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA, A.R. Hardy Central Science Laboratory, York, UK, J. Hone University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia, W.D. Hutchison University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, USA, J. Katan Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, S. Liu Nat.Pingtung University of Sci.& Tech., Pingtung Hsien, Taiwan, ROC, G.A. Matthews Imperial College London, Ascot, UK, P.D. Mitchell University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA, S.E. Naranjo U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Peoria, IL, USA, R.E.L. Naylor University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, J.R. Nechols Kansas State University, Hays, KS, USA, K.W. Seebold University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, P.C. Stevenson University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK, M.E. Tobin U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fort Collins, CO, USA, R.G. Turner Worlington, Bury St. Edmunds, UK, D. Wright Imperial College London, Ascot, UK, C. Zhang Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
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