Dr. Claudio Ioriatti, is Senior Scientist and Head of the Experiment Area at Center for Technology Transfer, FEM-IASMA S. Michele all’Adige, Italy (www.iasma.it). His key qualification is the implementation of the integrated control of apple and grape pests, focusing upon area wide application of semiochemicals and insecticide resistance management. Since 2003 he is lecturer at the University of Trento for the course Viticultural Entomology.
He has joined IOBC-WPRS in 1990, WG “Pheromones and other semio-chemicals in integrated production” and was local organiser for the WG meeting in 1992. Since the beginning he was also an active member of the IOBC WG on “Integrated protection of fruit crops” and in 2004 he was the local organiser of the joint meeting of the two WGs. In the same year he became convenor of the SG “Pome fruit arthropods” and in 2008 he was appointed convenor of the WG “Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops” taking over from Jerry Cross.