since 1922

UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Bioproductive Science

Division of Applied Biology

Applied Entomology

Ceranisus menes, a parasitic wasp, attacking a thrips larva Recently ,Aphis glycines, the soybean aphid, was introduced into the USA where it is now a pest.

Our research examines basic and applied aspects of aphids, thrips, and their natural enemies in several crop systems. Our basic research focuses on revealing the life cycle and ecology of aphids and thrips, and relationships between insects and their associated organisms. Our applied research includes evaluating the efficacy of natural enemies for controlling target pests, developing recommendations for using biological control in specific areas, and integrating biological control into integrated pest management systems.