Discuss eight economic importances of insect pests in crop production

-Most of the insect pests are vectors or carriers of diseases e.g aphid, mealy bug, etc.

-The activities of insect crops  reduce the quality of crops either in the field or in the store
-Insect pests destroy crop in field through their biting and chewing, piercing and sucking activities
-Insect pests renders vegetables and fruits unattractive
-Cost of production is increased as large sum of money is spent on their control
-The activities of insect pests drastically reduce the profit of farmers
-Site of injuries caused by insect pests may pre-dispose crops to disease attack
-Insect pest generally reduce the yield of crops and in some cases, attack may lead to total crop failure.

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