Graeme Murphy

Graeme Murphy

Canada
Greenhouse IPM Specialist, BioLogical Control Solutions

Graeme completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and his Masters in Agricultural Science in Melbourne, Australia and worked for 8 years with the Victorian State Government in Australia. In 1988, he moved to Canada and from then until the end of 2014, he worked as the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. During that time, he worked closely with the industry on pest management issues generally, including new and invasive pests, registration of new pesticides, research into new control strategies and development of educational programs and publications for Ontario growers. He has written widely in grower trade publications in Canada and the USA and has been an invited speaker at many conferences and grower meetings both locally and internationally. Since his retirement at the end of 2014, Graeme has been working as a consultant with greenhouse growers to help refine their pest management programs, focusing on in-house research projects, developing a better understanding of pest management economics and developing staff training sessions geared to the crops and pests of individual greenhouses.

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