Journal of Pest Science Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

The Journal of Pest Science provides authoritative coverage of research developments and advances in the fight against pests. Through peer-reviewed original research papers and informative contributions on current topics, the journal acts as a bridge between academic research and application. While most journals on pest management and plant protection concentrate on damage inflicted by insects, bacteria and viruses, this journal also takes into consideration so-called higher animals, such as snails, birds, and certain reptiles. The contributions provide a broad overview of pest science in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, conservation, stored products research, and health and safety aspects. In doing so, the journal devotes special attention to the development of new methods to control pests, including their effectiveness and side-effects on useful plants. Journal previously known as Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde (1436-5693).

Current impact factor: 2.66

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.664
2012 Impact Factor 2.174
2011 Impact Factor 1.509
2010 Impact Factor 0.988
2009 Impact Factor 0.818
2008 Impact Factor 1.014
2007 Impact Factor 0.329
2006 Impact Factor 0.438
2005 Impact Factor 0.359
2004 Impact Factor

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.70
Cited half-life 3.20
Immediacy index 0.35
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.43
Website Journal of Pest Science website
Other titles Journal of pest science (Online)
ISSN 1612-4758
OCLC 54505425
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The white grub Holotrichia oblita Faldermann (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) causes serious damage in peanut fields in China. The development of an environmentally friendly control method for this pest is urgently needed. The efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against this pest in the laboratory and peanut fields was evaluated in this study. Both Steinernema longicaudum Shen and Wang and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) had promising control efficacy against H. oblita larvae in the laboratory. S. longicaudum X-7 and H. bacteriophora H06 at 1.0 × 104 and 5.0 × 103 IJs per plant caused a similar percentage reduction of the grub larvae and percentage of the injured legumes to chlorpyrifos. The peanut yields from the nematode-treated plots at 5.0 × 103 IJs per plant were at least 55 and 15 % higher than those from the water control and the chlorpyrifos-treated plots. No significant differences were found in the percentage reductions of the grub larvae at different larval stage applications. The peanut yields in plots treated by S. longicaudum X-7 and H. bacteriophora H06 were also not significantly different. The cost-benefit analysis showed that S. longicaudum X-7 and H. bacteriophora H06 are promising agents for H. oblita larvae control in peanut fields. Our findings indicate that entomopathogenic nematodes have good potential for safe management of H. oblita in peanut production.
    Journal of Pest Science 06/2015; 88(2). DOI:10.1007/s10340-014-0626-y
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    ABSTRACT: The Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) is invasive in Guam and threatens to be dispersed by military and civilian transportation activities to other islands in the Pacific, where it could be expected to inflict similar damages. Prevention of inadvertent export of snakes in cargo and vehicles currently relies on trained canine detection teams, which are expensive to use and unable to detect all snakes. Hence, there has long been interest in developing effective and cheaper means of fumigating cargo to remove snakes. A companion study has shown that chemical fumigation is unlikely to be readily developed into a practical tool. Here, we demonstrate that these snakes are readily induced to quit test refugia by application of streams of heated air. Many parameters affect snake response times, but we find that application of relatively low temperatures (48–52 �C) at moderate delivery rates (3.4 m3/min) is sufficient to induce exit of these snakes within 5 min. Development of a portable heat-delivery system based on these findings has great potential to ensure snakes do not unintentionally stow away to other locations in cargo, munitions, vehicles, or airplane wheelwells. Application of such technology can be done on Guam as well as at locations receiving cargo or vehicles from that source, providing an additional layer of security in ensuring these snakes do not colonize additional locations outside their native range
    Journal of Pest Science 05/2015; 88:331-341. DOI:10.1007/s10340-014-0627-x
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    ABSTRACT: Chemical insecticides often are not efficient in reducing Alphitobius diaperinus populations in poultry farms and have induced insect resistance. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) appear as an alternative to pest biocontrol agents; however, their efficiency on rice hull litter is still unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of Steinernema rarum (CUL isolate), Heterorhabditis bacteriophora (SMC isolate) and their symbiotic bacteria as biocontrol agents of A. diaperinus larvae and adults in rice hull litter. Mortality of insect adults and fifth- and seventh-instar larvae was determined in Petri dishes containing filter paper or rice hull. The effect of Xenorhabdus szentirmaii and Photorhabdus luminescens on L7 and adults in rice hull substrate was also evaluated. Moreover, the effectiveness of the EPNs was assessed in bags in an environment simulating the prevailing conditions in a broiler chicken farm. Under laboratory conditions, insect mortality was significantly affected by EPN species, substrate, insect stage and time after application. Mortality of L5 and L7 caused by EPNs in rice hulls reached a peak of 64 and 57.3 %, respectively, whereas symbiotic bacteria applied on rice hull showed low mortality rate at both insect stages. In the simulated poultry farm conditions, S. rarum and H. bacteriophora caused up to 40.8 and 50.4 % mortality of A. diaperinus larvae, respectively, but with adult mortality being low for both species. We conclude that infective juveniles from S. rarum CUL and H. bacteriophora SMC isolates can be used as biological control agents of A. diaperinus larvae in chicken litter containing rice hulls.
    Journal of Pest Science 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10340-015-0669-8