Bruno Bagnoli

Bruno Bagnoli

Bruno Bagnoli

Born in Castelfiorentino (Florence, Italy) July 29, 1947. Graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florence with highest honours on January 23, 1974, after discussion of the experimental thesis "Contribution to the knowledge of the insect fauna associated with the sunflower crop".

Researcher at the Research Institute for Agricultural Zoology in Florence (ISZA) since 1976. Senior researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, Research Centre for Agrobiology and Pedology in Florence (CRA-ABP) (ex ISZA) since 1990. Retired by the CRA from August 1, 2012.

Member of the Italian Society of Entomology since 1979; of the Italian Plant Protection Association since 1994; of the Italian Society of Horticulture since 2000; of the International Organisation for Biological Control / West Palaearctic Regional Section (IOBC/SROP) since 2005. Member, in this organization, of the Working Groups "Integrated Protection and Production in Viticulture" and "Integrated Protection of Olive Crops". Corresponding member of the National Academy of Olive and Oil since 2009.

From the academic year 2001-2002 to 2005-2006, holder of the teaching "Grapevine protection: entomology" (Bachelor "Food Technology", Curriculum "Viticulture and Oenology") at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Tuscia (Viterbo). In the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, holder of the teaching "Defence of food: entomology" (Bachelor "Food Technology", Curriculum "Catering and Distribution of Food") at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tuscia. In the academic years 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007 and 2008-2009, teacher of seminar lectures on "Pests of the olive crops and methods for biological and integrated control" as part of a Master on "Olive Crops and Olive Oil of High Quality” at the University of Pisa. In the academic years 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, teacher of seminar lectures on "Grapevine moths and other carpophagous Lepidoptera noxious in viticulture" within the course "Grapevine protection: insights of entomology" for the Masterly Degree in "Viticulture and Oenology” at the Inter-University of Milan and Turin.

Coordinator of research activity of CRA-ABP ("Bio-etho-ecology and control strategies of Scaphoideus titanus Ball, Hyalesthes obsoletusSignoret and other Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha vectors of grapevine phytoplasmas") in the National Project "Grapevine Yellows (GIAVI)" (2004-2008). General Coordinator for the Tuscany Region Project "Innovative Strategies for Integrated Protection in Olive Crops" (SIDIO) (2007-2011). General Coordinator of the Italian Working Group (CRA: ABP, PAV, VIT) for the research "Analysis of the distribution of Scaphoideus titanus eggs" of the EUPHRESCO Project "Evaluation of the risk of spread of Scaphoideus titanus, the vector of Grapevine Flavescence dorée, with commercial grapevine propagation material (PropScaph) (2008-2009).

Since 2009 member of the "International Technical Working Group for the eradication of the EGVM, Lobesia botrana, from California” (USDA-APHIS - US Ministry of Agriculture).

In the academic year 2012-2013, teacher of seminar lessons in the "Grapevine protection: entomology" teaching (Bachelor "Food Technology and Oenology", Curriculum "Viticulture and Oenology") at the Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF) of the University of Tuscia.

In the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, holder of the teaching "Entomology applied to food products and viticulture" (Bachelor "Food Technology and Oenology", Curriculum "Viticulture and Oenology") at the Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF) of the University of Tuscia.

Main research activities:

·Investigations on Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha with particular reference to Scaphoideus titanus, Hyalesthes obsoletus and other leafhoppers and planthoppers potential vectors of grapevine phytoplasmas.

·Pheromone mating disruption technique against the grapevine moths.

·Monitoring and bio-ecology of Pyralidae Phycitinae associated to the vineyard.

·Taxonomy and biological studies on the Saissetia oleae parasitoids.

·Agronomic, biological and biotechnological approaches for Bactrocera oleae IPM.

Author of over 130 scientific publications in national and international journals.