Call for contributions - A Special Issue on Integrated Weed Management: Tools and Strategies in a World of Pesticide Restriction

Call for contributions for the Italian Journal of Agronomy Special Issue on Integrated Weed Management: Tools and Strategies in a World of Pesticide Restriction

This Special Issue will focus on sustainable tools and strategies for weed management in agro-ecosystems. The main objectives should consider the effect of innovative tools and strategies on weed control, with a specific attention to crop productivity and overall sustainability.

We welcome papers resulting from innovative research, reviews, meta-analyses and opinion pieces covering all related topics including:

  • Precision farming and weeds control (taking the focus on more agronomical trial than on mechanical ones);
  • Innovative cover crops and their management (permanent living crop, allelopathy, relay cropping);
  • Natural products from weed control (essential oils, natural acids….);
  • High competitive varieties and hybrids against weeds;
  • Integrated management practices to optimize herbicide usage;
  • Other unique and innovative ideas for weed management.

A limited number of manuscripts (approximately 12-15) will be selected for the special issue. Manuscripts not selected for the special issue will be highly encouraged to be presented as a poster at the 2021 Symposium in Udine with abstracts published in the conference proceedings.

Authors are recommended to carefully check the Journal Guidelines and policies before submitting:

Details about article processing charges:

The submission deadline is 28 February 2021


Please check the Journal website

To check suitability, we encourage authors to send a short abstract (400 words max) and potential title and authors before 31 October 2020. [For a preliminary evaluation of the abstract, please contact directly: and/or; on the system we accept only submissions of full manuscript.].
Selected manuscripts will be notified by 15 November 2020.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals.

The Guest Editors

Vittoria Giannini
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Donato Loddo
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council of Italy, Legnaro (PD), Italy

Scott McElroy
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, USA