Iran to Host the First International Congress on Entomology

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 12:39

Iran will be the host of the First International Congress on Entomology from August 29-31, 2015.

81694458-70052417According to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA),Shahab Manzari, head of the scientific committee of the congress explained that the primary aims of the are providing opportunities for exchanging views and information on insects between domestic and foreign universities and research center and also providing a venue to update the information of researchers on the subject matter.

“Experts from the US, UK, France and India are to take part in the international event. Some 410 articles have been sent to the secretariat of the congress and are under study. 2,500 species of insects have been identified in the country and there is an entomology museum displaying four million species. Many of these insects can help eliminate pests and reduce the volume of chemical toxins used for destroying pests in the agriculture sector,” he stated.

The Congress will be held by the Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection in Tehran, Iran.

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