August 15, 2009
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Brownbridge to the new role of Research Director, Horticultural Production Systems.

He will focus primarily on cutting-edge pest management practices, innovative greenhouse technologies and cultivation techniques. “Dr. Brownbridge will lead his research team in the pioneering of unique technologies throughout the field of biocontrol,” said Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Dr. Brownbridge brings to Vineland an extensive international research background. With a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in agricultural zoology and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the U.K., he has studied microbial control of mosquitoes and lepidopteran pests and forest pest management. He has also developed integrated pest management tools and systems for pests of greenhouse ornamentals.