Judit Arnó Pujol

Judit Arnó Pujol

Sustainable Plant Protection Program. IRTA

Judit Arnó Pujol

Sustainable Plant Protection Program. IRTA

Doctor Agricultural Engineer (University of Lleida, 1997). She works at IRTA's Sustainable Plant Protection Program-Entomology Subprogram since 1991.

Her work has focused primarily on the development and implementation of biological pest control programs for greenhouses and open-field horticultural crops. She also worked on the optimization of insect mass rearing and in the evaluation of pesticide side-effects on natural enemies. In recent years, she has been working on the development of conservation strategies of natural enemies (predators and parasitoids) in agro-ecosystems, the study of two invasive pests (Tuta absoluta and Drosophila suzukii) and the opportunities to use biological control in their management. She has participated in 27 research projects funded by Catalan, Spanish and European public agencies, authored a total 93 scientific and technical papers, including 9 book chapters and 20 peer-reviewed papers (SCI).

She has been a member of the Technical Committee of Integrated Production of Vegetables of the Catalan Government from 2003 to the present. She has taught numerous courses for technical specialization in plant protection and for farmer training and directed several thesis projects to obtain the Degree and Master of several Catalan universities.

Published articles related to Drosophila suzukii:

  1. Gabarra, R., Arnó, J., Riudavets, J. (2012) Primeros resultados sobre Drosophila suzukii: huéspedes, susceptibilidad de frutos y enemigos naturales. Phytoma-España 240: 46-52.
  2. Arnó, J., Riudavets, J., Gabarra, R. (2012) Survey of host plants and natural enemies of Drosophila suzukii in an area of strawberry production in Catalonia (northeast Spain). IOBCwprs Bull. 80: 29-34
  3. Arnó, J.,Riudavets, J., Gabarra, R. (2013) Ensayos de laboratorio para determinar la eficacia de diversos productos con actividad insecticida frente a la mosca Drosophila suzukii. Phytoma-España 250: 88-94.
  4. Solà, M., Arnó, J., Gabarra, R., Riudavets, J. (2013) Dinámica poblacional de Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) durante el periodo invernal y susceptibilidad de los fresones según la variedad y la maduración. Phytoma-España 254: 16.
  5. Gabarra, R., Riudavets, J., Rodríguez, G.A., Pujade-Villar, J., Arnó, J. (2015) Prospects for the biological control of Drosophila suzukii. BioControl (DOI: 10.1007/s10526-014-9646-z)