DR. ROSE BUITENHUISResearch Scientist, Biological Control - Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis has been the Research Scientist of Biological Control with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre since 2010. She is responsible for the development and implementation of biological control technologies for the management of arthropod pests, supporting sustainable crop management practices for ornamental and production horticulture.
Rose received her MSc. in Biology at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1997, and her PhD in Entomology at Laval University, Québec in 2003. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Harrow (2004-2007) and at the University of Guelph (2007-2009) on biological and cultural control of western flower thrips in greenhouse flower crops.
Current projects in greenhouse ornamentals and vegetables address the whole spectrum of IPM: from plant resistance, environmental factors and biological control strategies, to how to integrate pest management strategies in the production system.