Biocontrol projects

Biocontrol projects

BINGO-ITN project on breeding invertebrates for next generation biocontrolt-evanescens-on-b-nigra-2

This European innovative training network ended in 2019. Sophie Chattington is working hard on her thesis contributing to the BINGO-ITN project.

Life IGIC project on green infrastructure for sustainable agriculture

The Life IGIC project financed by the EU will develop Green Infrastructure (GI) and supporting Sustainable Farming Methods in pilot olive orchards, in Western Messara plain, south Crete, Greece. Together with Prof. Bas Zwaan, Dr. Bart Pannebakker (both Laboratory of Genetics) and Dr. Emmanouil Kabourakis (INSTITUTE OF VITICULTURE, FLORICULTURE AND VEGETABLE CORPS), I am supervising one PhD student on effects of climate and diversification on population structures and host selection behaviour of natural enemies of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. 

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Olive fruit fly (Photo: Katja Schulz)

Check also other projects on biocontrol within Wageningen University and Research!