PhD defence

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

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

Mon 7 October 2019 13:30



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.