Insect species outnumber all other life forms combined. Although less than 5% are pests, they consume about 20% of the world's crops. Throughout history, insects have killed more people than war. Fortunately, many more species of insects are beneficial, helping to control pests and recycle nutrients. Without pollination by honey bees and other insects, our diet would have few fruits and vegetables.
We address the Land Grant missions of teaching, research and extension with programs focused on:
  • Management of insect pests of crops and gardens.
  • Beneficial roles of insects as biocontrol agents and pollinators including honey bee health.
  • Effects of climate change on pest dynamics.
  • Urban agriculture and local food systems.
  • Invasive forest pests including emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle.
  • Household and structural pests such as termites and cockroaches.
  • Impacts of insects on human and animal health including disease-vectoring mosquitos, Lyme disease, and bed bugs.

What is Entomology?

Insect species outnumber all other life forms combined. Although less than 5% are pests, they consume about 20% of the world's crops. Throughout history, insects have killed more people than war. Fortunately, many more species of insects are beneficial, helping to control pests and recycle nutrients.

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National Workshop on Order Lepidoptera 2017

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International Conference on Entomology 2016

International Conference on Entomology from December 3-5, 2016 in the University Science Auditorium, Punjabi University Patiala

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