The seed of the Korean Society of Applied Entomology (KSAE) was planted when the Korean Society of Plant Protection was founded in 1962; its own separate history started in 1988 when the Korean Society of Plant Protection was divided into the Korean Society of Plant Pathology and the KSAE.
Today, the Society has more than five hundred regular members dedicated to education, commerce, and research, who are affiliated with governmental, educational, and research institutes. Members include students, researchers, institute administrators, and market/extension service personnel who are interested in various fields of applied entomology comprising invertebrate zoology, pesticides, and other related fields.
KSAE is a none-profit professional society managed by an elected board of directors. The administrative office is located in the National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology in Suwon, Korea.
The Society aims to advance and disseminate to the public knowledge concerning all aspects of entomology and Korean fauna. The Society achieves this objective by publishing two scientific journals and periodical newsletters, by organizing meetings, and by awarding distinguished young researchers for their novelty and contribution to applied entomology.
In addition, the Society hosts international events, such as international entomological congresses or inviting eminent foreign scientists to our annual meetings; we aim to achieve our scientific goal through facilitating the exchange of innovative ideas.
The Society is, has been, and will continue to strive for advancements in applied entomology.