Studies on insects for integrated pest management

Insects live in almost all terrestrial and freshwater habitats and more than 800,000 species are currently known. Because they can adapt to various environments and have high reproductive potential, insects often cause serious damage to crops. The Division of Insect Sciences investigates insect hormones and pheromones, and interactions between pest insects and their host plants, predators and microbes to develop new insect growth regulators and basic technologies for integrated pest management.


Takashi NODA