In my current role as NIAB EMR’s Horticultural Trials Co-ordinator, I work with the crop protection sector to deliver high-quality scientific trials aimed at underpinning the demands of horticulture. Our unique facilities, trial plots and world-leading scientists (across many disciplines) enable us to put together the right project – and that’s part of the fun when working on projects which bridge academia and research.
I started my post-academic career, in 1999, as an entomologist, working on plant protection products and their application. In 2012 the opportunity arose to take this knowledge and expand it, when I joined EMR, to include diseases, weeds, plant growth regulators and all other aspects of pest and pathogen ecology.
- Adrian l. Harris, Roshan Ullah, Michelle T. Fountain. The evaluation of extraction techniques for Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) from apple (Malus domestica) and cherry (Prunus avium) leaves. Experimental and Applied Acarology, August 2017, Volume 72, Issue 4, pp 367–377
- Fountain MT, Harris AL . (2015). Non-target consequences of insecticides used in apple and pear orchards on Forficula auricularia L. (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) Biological Control 91. 27-33.
- Adrian Harris and Bethan Shaw. (2014). First record of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in Great Britain. Dipterists Digest, 21.
- Fountain MT, Nagy C, Harris AL, Cross JV . (2013). Importance of naturally occurring predators for pear sucker control. Integrated protection of fruit crops, IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 91. 117-125.
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