Rose Buitenhuis, PhD

Rose Buitenhuis, PhD, is the Senior Research Scientist in Biological Control and the Program Leader of the Biological Crop Protection Program at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. She is responsible for the development and implementation of biological control technologies for the 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.