The invasive walnut husk fly was recently introduced in France. The Diptera develops from walnuts and causes important damages in orchards. Little is known about the spatial and temporal seasonal dynamics of this pest. The aim of the study is therefore to follow the adults according to their physiology and phenology of the host plant, at different locations. Different monitoring products available on the market will be tested and results will be analyzed in light to the development of a Decision-Making Tool for walnut growers

Profile required:
– Student in master 1 or 2, engineer or equivalent
– Team working, autonomy
– Good level in English and statistics
– A personal car is convenient to move between study sites
– Knowledges in phenology and entomology are an asset

Working conditions:
The candidate will join a team of ten people, from technical advisors, technicians, engineers to doctors working at the agricultural department of Unicoque Inc.

Alexandre Bardou, technical advisor at Unicoque Inc.

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