Elysia Bartel is a research entomologist at ADAS with nine years’ experience in farming. Elysia specialises in Integrated Pest Management and plant health in horticultural crops. Elysia’s research has focused on use of novel IPM techniques to benefit biodiversity and improve control of mites, midges, aphids, weevils, and emerging pests. Elysia is skilled in microscopic identification and works closely with growers to identify pest problems and develop solutions. Prior to working for ADAS, Elysia managed a 50-ha organic vegetable farm, following a two-year Soil Association Future Growers apprenticeship.
Meet ADAS scientists and Farm Wildlife entomologists at the demonstration tent and learn to recognise some key farmland invertebrates from the ADAS and RSPB specimen collections. Then take a stroll with RSPB’s Dr Catherine M. Jones, Bex Cartwright from Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Rachel Richards from Buglife, and ADAS entomologists Elysia Bartel, Samuel Telling, Eleanor Dearlove […]