Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Research units-Applied Zoology Division-Beneficial Insect Laboratory-About us

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Beneficial Insect Laboratory

    The goal is to minimize the use of chemical pesticides as one of the means for the effective pest management in the implementation of sustainable agriculture. The efforts include: 1) the discovery, mass production and application of new effective natural enemies of insect pests as biological control agents; 2) the discovery, mass production and application of pollinating insects so as to facilitate breeding efforts and increase crop production; 3) the development of non- or low-toxic insect repellent materials that can be integrated with biological control measures and incorporated into the integrated pest management strategy; and 4) the development of the strategy to maximize the integrated application of natural enemies and other safe materials in the cross-sectoral agricultural production system.