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Dr Henry Creissen

Dr Henry Creissen

Henry Creissen


Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd


Henry has a background in ecology and evolutionary biology with application to agriculture. He is particularly interested the wide range of approaches that can be employed to protect crops against biotic stresses. His research is currently targeted towards developing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies in order to reduce reliance on fungicides in arable farming systems. Henry also works with stakeholders to understand the barriers to adoption of best pest management practices and identify solutions to overcome them.

Henry's research interests include:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Applied plant pathology
  • Plant ecology
  • Agronomy
  • Agroecology
  • Organic crop production
  • Diverse cropping systems
  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Factors influencing adoption of best practice

Leading Ideas

  • Sustainable Land Management
  • Pest Control and Management

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.6 Integrated pest management
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.12 Increasing uptake of best practice
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