Marcel Wenneker is senior plant pathologist at Wageningen University & Research, Business Unit Field Crops & Fruit Crops, The Netherlands (https://www.wur.nl/en/research-results/research-institutes/plant-research/field-crops.htm).
The key research activities of Marcel Wenneker are in epidemiology and control of fruit diseases. Marcel did this PhD thesis on ‘Fungal pathogens in pome fruit orchards and causal agents of postharvest decay’. He is working in the fruit crops area for 20 years, covering a wide range of research including pre- and postharvest diseases, epidemiology, pesticide residues, and application technologies in pome and soft fruit crops. His research has led to improvements in production practices of fruit crops. In summary some of the performed activities: applied research in open field horticulture (fruit and nursery stock); developing IPM systems for fruit orchards; developing non-chemical control methods for replanting diseases; developing innovative spray application systems; lecturer of training courses in fruit cultivation; assessing new and emerging diseases in fruit growing. He is involved in national and international projects on control of fungal pathogens in pome fruit.