Adrian Harris

Horticultural Trials Co-ordinator
01732 523756 / 07855 072416

In my current role as NIAB’s horticultural trials co-ordinator, I work with industry 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 NIAB to put together the right trial to answer your questions – and that is 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 2016 the opportunity arose to take this knowledge and expand it, when I joined NIAB, to include diseases, weeds, plant growth regulators and all other aspects of Integrated crop management.


  • 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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