I’m leading a multidisciplinary research group focusing on Integrated pest management.
My main research fields of expertise are:
- biological control, particularly the study of non-target effects of pesticides on beneficial organisms in order to preserve them in the crops and the compatibility of biological control with selective barriers (UV-absorbent and pesticide treated, etc.)
- The management of field margins to improve the presence of pollinators in agricultural areas
- The control of vectors of Xylella fastidiosa
- The integration of baculovirus in IPM programs.