PhD defence

Alternatives to insecticides: Bio-inspired coatings and sprays to tackle insect pests

PhD candidate A (Aurélie) Féat MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. J (Jasper) van der Gucht
Marleen dr. MMG (Marleen) Kamperman
Co-promotor dr PL Taylor
dr W Federle
Organisation Wageningen University, Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
Date

Mon 7 October 2019 13:30

Venue Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary

We have prepared paints which insecrs cannot climb and hip from them. In addition, we studied sprayable sticky beads that would trap insects on the surface of threated leaves. Both strategies aim to reduce the use of insecticides in buildings and agriculture.