Joan Josep Duatis Monllaķ

Joan Josep Duatis Monllaķ

technical advisor for the Plant Protection Association (ADV) on control of the olive fly in Baix Ebre and Montsiā.

Joan Josep Duatis Monllaķ

technical advisor for the Plant Protection Association (ADV) on control of the olive fly in Baix Ebre and Montsiā.

BSc in Biology, specialising in Botany (1985).

His professional experience is in agriculture: since April 1987 he has worked as a technical advisor for the Plant Protection Association (ADV) on control of the olive fly in Baix Ebre and Montsiā.

Responsibilities include technical supervision of the aircraft campaign to combat the olive fly with backing from the Plant Protection Service, in addition to other pest monitoring and advisory tasks.

From 1990 to 2011 at the same location, he was the local supervisor in charge of coordinating, overseeing and counselling the four technical experts who carried out technical control of olive fly population levels in the Baix Ebre and Montsiā as part of the joint EU, Ministry of Agriculture and Autonomous Communities programme to improve olive oil quality in Spain. His current work at the ADV involves supervising the campaign and advising olive growers.

He has also represented Catalonia at meetings of the olive working groups (meetings of Spanish Autonomous Communities pest services). 

In 1999 he was on the committee that drew up the technical standards for integrated production of olives, and is currently a member of the relevant technical committee.

He has published several articles in technical journals on olive diseases and pests, and presented papers at conference and symposiums.