Francesca Elliott

Research technician – entomology
01732 523752

Francesca provides field and laboratory based technical support for research projects and commercial trials, focusing on the control of insect pests in soft fruit, top fruit and hops. She is based with the Pest and Pathogen Ecology team at East Malling in Kent.

Current research

Title: SWD Stop Spot - Control of Drosophila suzukii in fruit crops using Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)
Duraction: October 2021 – March 2023
Partners: BigSis, Berry Gardens
Funder: Innovate UK

Title: Improving Integrated Pest Management in soft fruit crops
Duration: 2021 – 2023
Partners: RSK ADAS, University of Greenwich, The James Hutton Institute
Funder: AHDB

Title: Monitoring Drosophila suzukii populations at East Malling 2022-23
Duration: May 2022 – March 2023
Funder: AHDB