Join us on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:30 pm ET and learn more about the science of modern agriculture! Insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals constituting more than 90% of biomass on earth. Insects have a long history of association with human lives affecting both positively and negatively. Some insects pollinate flowers which are essential in producing many crops, help in biodegradation of organic matter, while others damage crops (fruits, vegetables, grains), transmit diseases (malaria, dengue, zika) or bother us merely as nuisance pests. Indeed without insect control, the production of corn, cotton and soybean crops could be reduced by 30-80%.