Dr. Rose Buitenhuis

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Dr. Rose Buitenhuis is Research Scientist Biological Control at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre since 2010. She is responsible for the development and implementation of biological control technologies for 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 – and how to integrate pest management strategies in the production system.

About Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
With a highly-skilled research team, oversight from an independent Board of Directors, engagement from an international Science Advisory Council and collaboration with more than 160 global partners including a Stakeholder Advisory Council, Vineland’s goal is to enhance Canadian growers’ commercial success through results-oriented innovation. For the latest on our research and innovation, visit www.vinelandresearch.com

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