Edison Pasqualini

Edison Pasqualini

Deptartament of Agricoltural Science of the Faculty of Agricultural Studies at Bologna University

Edison Pasqualini

Deptartament of Agricoltural Science of the Faculty of Agricultural Studies at Bologna University

Dr. Pasqualini is working at the Dept. of Agricoltural Science of the Faculty of Agricultural Studies at Bologna University since 1972.
From the start of his career, he has carried out the teaching and scientific activities shortly listed below:
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
- he teaches in IPM topics in national and international institution.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
- analysis of the factors which influence Panonychus ulmi populations;
- the side and collateral effects of some insecticides and acaricides on the useful insects and mites in fruit orchards, especially apple and pear;
- relationships existing between Panonychus ulmi and Stethorus punctillum populations, and the identification of a spray threshold based on the prey/predator ratio;
- strategies for chemical control of the main top fruit aphids;
- the definition and setting up of spray thresholds for the main pome-fruit leaf-roll moths: Pandemis cerasana, Archips podanus and Argyrotaenia pulchellana;
- the use of pheromones to control many pests as Cossus cossus, Zeuzera pyrina, Cydia pomonella; Grapholita molesta
- the main non chemical tools (pheromones, microbiological agents, etc.) to control the main pome-fruit pests
- the study on pear psylla biology, monitoring and control strategies
- the selectivity of insecticides on several beneficials of top fruits and vineyard in laboratory and field
- the insecticide resistance problems on main pests (i. e. C. pomonella)
- the improvements of insecticide applications: timing, placement, etc.
- the field studies on "OP reduced risk” techniques
- the dose-response of the main pests (i.e. L. botrana, C. pomonella and G. molesta) to insecticides in laboratory and field contests
- biology, monitoring and control of main recent mealybug species on top fruits (P. comstocki) and vineyard (P. ficus).
Dr. Pasqualini carried out his scientific activities, documented in about 300 publications, as a researcher for the following research units: National Research Conucil; Agricoltural Ministery; Emilia- Romagna Region and European Community