Our research group on “Sustainable Insect Management” works on the management of pest and beneficial insects, including biocontrol agents and pollinators, of importance to us all. Examples: (i) Food security - pollinators: It has been estimated that one-third of our total diet is dependent directly or indirectly on insect-pollinated crops. The value of the increased yield and quality to agriculture achieved through honey bee pollination alone is calculated in hundreds of billions (euro).
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