Head of the Department:
Prof. Marek Mrówczyński, Ph.D. D.Sc
phone: +48 61 864 9097,
Asst. Prof. Maria Buchowska-Ruszkowska Ph.D.
phone: +48 61 864 9116
Przemysław Strażyński, Ph.D.
phone: +48 61 864 9076
Tomasz Klejdysz, Ph.D.
phone: +48 61 864 9119
Wojciech Kubasik, Ph.D.
phone: +48 61 864 9062
Eng. Arleta Krówczyńska
phone: +48 61 864 9115
RESEARCH TEAM FOR ZOOCIDE EFFICACY
The acting head of the Team: Henryk Wachowiak, eng.
phone: +48 61 864 9098
Scientists, engineers and technicians
Biology and control of pests of main field crops (cereals, potato, sugar beet, rape, seed grass, legumes).
Monitoring of changes in pest populations dealing with diversified changes in natural environment, especially climatic change.
Detection of new plant pest agents of field crops and monitoring of their spread.
Monitoring of territorial expansion of aphids – virus vectors as a consequence of climate change; prevention of cereal crops against Barley yellow dwarf virus.
Examination of aphid species composition in Poland.
Evaluation of biological efficiency of insecticides.
Developing detection methods of storage pests with the use of molecular techniques.
Influence of natural substances (attractants and antifeedants) on insects as alternative measures of chemical control.
Studies on the effect of mould fungi infesting grain and seeds of cultivated plants on the development and feeding of storage pest insects.
Studies on resistance of storage pest insects to insecticides used for their control.
Development and update of insect collection database covering several thousand of taxa.
Evidence of anholocyclic forms of bird-cherry aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) and expansion tendencies.
Collection of records for one of the oldest database on aphids, caught by Johnson’s suction trap.
Description of life cycle and harmfulness determination of important dipteran species (Dicraeus vagans, Contarinia bromicola, Dicraeus tibialis) occurring on seed grasses.
Preparation of method for testing natural substances and synthetic compounds for their utilization as insect attractants and antifeedants.
Examination of several hundreds of natural substances and synthetic compounds considering their attractant and repellent action.
Development of detection methods for grain latent infestation (molecular, SKCS, immunochemical) by an important store pest – grain weevil (Sitophilus granarius).
Determination of biological characteristics of saponins and other secondary plant compounds in relation to Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata).
Determination of a dominant role of wheat grain surface wax in grain detection by beetles of grain weevil.
Testing of biological properties of insecticides recommended for storage pest control in accordance with Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Elaboration of alternative methods in order to replace a withdrawn compound - methyl bromide.
Expert opinions on occurrence of storage pests in food products.
Elaboration of course books, atlases and keys for identification of crop and storage pests.
Professional counselling, expert’s report and courses (workshops) in the field of entomology.