Francisco José González Zapater

Francisco José González Zapater

Head of the Plant Protection Service of the Department of Agriculture and Water. Murcia

Francisco José González Zapater

Head of the Plant Protection Service of the Department of Agriculture and Water. Murcia

Head of the Plant Protection Service of the Department of Agriculture and Water since 2009. Since joining the regional administration of the Autonomous Community of Murcia in 1995, all of his work has been within this service, with the exception of a three-year period managing aid for integrated production and organic farming.

Since beginning his career he has specialised in matters related to plant health products, managing regional control programmes in the area of pesticide placement on the market, use and residues. 

He is currently a member of the National Plant Health Committee and the Evaluation Committee on Plant Health Products. He was national coordinator of the working group on plant protection product residues, placement on the market and use for 8 years, until the group was disbanded.

He was involved in drafting existing rules on sustainable use of plant protection products. He has also participated in numerous conferences and symposia, and published many articles on seeds and seedlings, pesticide residues, control and use of pesticides, and plant health.