Carlos Calvo Garrido

Carlos Calvo Garrido

Post-Doc position at UMR

Carlos Calvo Garrido

Post-Doc position at UMR

Major Degree in Biology by the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), providing specialised background in Ecology, Evolutive Biology and Biodiversity, and with research work focused on organic agriculture.

Master in Research on Agricultural and Food Production by the University of Lleida (Spain), with research work on biological control of fruit pathogens using antagonist microorganisms.

Phd in Food and Agriculture Science and Technology by the University of Lleida (Spain), developing most of research work in the Postharvest Pathology group at IRTA-Lleida (Catalan Institute for Research & Technology in Food & Agriculture; Spain). Thesis title: Efficacy of alternative strategies to synthetic fungicides to control of Botrytis bunch rot (Botrytis cinerea) in organic wine grapes (Thesis supervisors: Dr. Neus Teixidó and Pr. Inmaculada Viñas). Other research topics were also discussed, such as B. cinerea epidemiology in Catalan vineyards, survival of Biological Control Agents (BCAs) under abiotic factors, formulation of BCAs for field applications, epidemiology and control of sour rot of grapes.

Associated researcher in IRTA-Lleida. Research topics: new chemical strategies to control Monilinia spp. in stone fruit in orchards of the Ebro valley growing region. Epidemiology of Monilinia spp. in peaches and nectarines.

Currently, post-doc position at UMR 1065 SAVE within the project entitled "Biocontrol strategies against Botrytis rot of grapes based on disease risk indicators and developing bacterial Biological Control Agents”, funded by INRA and the CIVB (Inter-professional Council of Bordeaux Wine) and under the supervision of Dr. Marc Fermaud.


Research topics 

Biological control of Botrytis with antagonist microorganisms

Formulation and field application of biological control agents

Natural Products to control fruit pathogens

Epidemiology of B. cinerea in the vineyard

Epidemiology and control of sour rot of grapes

Recent publications

Calvo-Garrido, C; Usall, J; Viñas, I; Elmer, PAG; Cases, E; Teixidó, N (2014) "Potential secondary inoculum sources of Botrytis cinerea and their influence on bunch rot development in dry Mediterranean climate vineyards.” Pest Management Science 70: 922-930

Calvo-Garrido, C; Teixidó, N; Roudet, J; Viñas, I; Usall, J; Fermaud, M. (2014) "Biological control of Botrytis bunch rot in Atlantic climate vineyards with Candida sake CPA-1 and its survival under limiting conditions of temperature and humidity.” Biological Control. 79: 24-35

Calvo-Garrido, C; Viñas, I; Usall, J; Rodriguez-Romera, M; Ramos, C; Teixidó, N. (2014) "Survival of the biological control agent Candida sake CPA-1 on grapes under the influence of abiotic factors.” Journal of Applied Microbiology. 117: 800-811

Calvo-Garrido, C.; Elmer, PAG; Viñas, I; Usall, J; Bartra, E; Teixidó, N. (2013). "Biological control of botrytis bunch rot in organic wine grapes with the yeast antagonist Candida sake CPA-1." Plant Pathology 62: 510-519.

Calvo-Garrido, C.; Viñas, I; Elmer, PAG; Usall, J; Teixidó, N. (2013). "Candida sake CPA-1 and other biologically based products as potential control strategies to reduce sour rot of grapes." Letters in Applied Microbiology. 57: 356-361