Knowledge Transfer Partnership funds will help improve trapping of glasshouse pests

Keele University and biological controls specialist Russell IPM have been awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership funding to design improved traps for control of thrips and whiteflies in protected horticulture.

whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) - image:Eran Finkle
whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) - image:Eran Finkle

Keele scientists led by Dr William Kirk and Professor Gordon Hamilton, international leaders in the field of insect trapping, will work with Russell IPM Ltd to transfer knowledge and skills to the company to improve traps for the control of the insects in greenhouse crops during the two-year partnership.

Overseen by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships enable companies to work with higher education or research and technology organisations to obtain strategically important knowledge, technology or skills.


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