Our research aims to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly products and strategies for the control of arthropod pests of global socio-economic importance.
Products include entomopathogenic fungi such as Metarhizium anisopliae, botanicals and semiochemicals. Botanicals with attractant, repellent or insecticidal properties are used in conjunction with the fungi to create innovative pest control strategies which will "lure and kill" or "confuse and kill" the targeted insects.
Our work falls into two areas:
Crop Pests: Black vine weevil, Wireworm, Leatherjackets, Aphids, Whitefly, Thrips, Chestnut weevil
Pests of medical and veterinary importance: Ticks, Mosquitoes, Midges, Sandflies