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Louise McNamara

Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12

My research interests are integrated pest management of insect pests with a focus on arable crops. This encompasses best use of insecticides, insecticide resistance, biological pest control, cultural control and promotion of biodiversity in an arable farm landscape to enhance ecosystem services. Current research includes control of the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae, in light of insecticide resistance and the role of Ecological Focus Areas for promotion of natural enemy populations.

Research areas of interest for MSCA IF application:

  • Integrated pest management (pests of arable crops)
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Biological pest control

Currently (co)supervising 2 PhD students and 1 technician.