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Dr Neil Havis

Dr Neil Havis

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Neil Havis

 0131 535 4136

Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd


Neil is Crop Protection Team Leader, wtih research interests in:

  • Epidemiology, life cycle  and control of Ramularia leaf spot in barley.
  • Managing cereal and oilseed crops using Integrated Pest Management (including biopesticides and elicitors).
  • Developing new risk forecasts for fungal pathogens and incorporating into disease control progammes.
  • Developing new diagnostic assays for fungal pathogens.
  • Monitoring the development of reduced sensitivity to fungicides in fungal pathogens.
  • Monitoring the ear blight species complex in cereal crops and potential mycotoxin threat.
  • Control of late blight fungus in potatoes.


Leading Ideas

  • 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
  • 2.1.3 Plant-pest interactions
  • 2.1.4 Plant pest epidemiology
  • 2.1.5 In-field detection
  • 2.1.6 Integrated pest management