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The center of mass rearing optimization of beneficial insects
Biological control is the beneficial action of predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors in controlling pests and their damage. Biocontrol provided by these living organisms (collectively called "natural enemies") is especially important for reducing the numbers of pest insects and mites. It can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs.
Since 1991, the laboratory of mass rearing of natural enemies for biological control was established in the Department of Industrial Entomology and several projects was conducted in the field. Currently, the main purpose of this center is optimizing of mass rearing of natural enemies (such as Trichogramma spp., Bracon spp. and so on) and their intermediate hosts.
Applied Entomology Lab.
Laboratory of Applied Entomology is one of the oldest Laboratories of IROST, which aims to resolve the problems related to agricultural pests. This lab. equipped with common instruments of  Entomology laboratories such as incubators and cold incubators, optical microscopes and stereo microscopes, sensitive digital scales, different heaters and hot plates, chemical fume hood, laminar flow hood, mini centrifuge, heating mantles, clevenger and so on.