Hilfred Huiting works as a research entomologist at Wageningen UR Field Crops in The Netherlands since 1997. In this institute practical implementation of scientific knowledge is the centre point, over the years leaving him with a broad range of pest insects to work on, in an equally broad range of arable and horticultural crops. Reoccurring topics within this are thrips, aphids, soil insects, and slugs. Key in his work is design and development of control tools and strategies. This ranges from insecticide seed treatment solutions to replace frequent spraying to development of application strategies of biological control agents. His current focus is on the possibilities to implement agrobiodiversity and technology into (cost-)effective pest control strategies.