Crop Protection and Entomology deal with the study of practice of managing plant diseases, weeds and other pests both vertebrate and invertebrate that damage agricultural crops and forestry. The crop plants get damaged by insects, birds, rodents, bacteria, etc. The crop protection techniques include pesticide-based approaches such as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides; biological pest control approaches such as cover crops, trap crops and beetle banks; barrier-based approaches like agrotextiles and bird netting; animal psychology-based approaches such as bird scares; biotechnology-based approaches such as plant breeding and genetic modification; plant protection research studies insect, disease, and weed pests that threaten our food supply and the environment. This session discusses about the latest developments in crop protection and entomology.

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