Spencer CollinsCrop Protection Scientific Officer, Crop Health & Protection at AHDB
After completing an MSc in Entomology at Imperial College London, Spencer worked in the Insecticide Team at Syngenta, Jealotts Hill, as part of the Early Discovery Team. Later he completed an AHDB-funded PhD at Warwick Crop Centre, Wellesbourne. His project focused on increasing the knowledge the cabbage whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) allowing for the development of integrated control strategies. After working as part of the Horticultural Service team at Warwick Crop Centre, Spencer joined AHDB’s Crop protection team in the role of Crop Protection Scientific Officer. This role is focused on securing authorisations for minor use plant protection products for speciality horticultural crops.