Catherine Harrison

Fera

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  • Area of expertise
    Plant virology, molecular biology, detection and surveillance technologies
  • Years of experience
    18
  • Highest qualification
    MSc

Catherine is a molecular biologist at Fera involved in the development of a National Pesticide Resistance Management Unit for CHAP (Centre for Crop Health and Protection), researching the mechanisms involved in fungicide and pesticide resistance, designing molecular detection assays and methodologies for laboratory (Next Generation Sequencing and PCR) and in-field testing (LAMP and PCR). Catherine has extensive experience in designing, optimising and validating molecular detection methods for a wide range of pests and pathogens specialising in in-field detection. Catherine is also an experience microbiologist starting her career at Fera in the Food microbiology team.

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Fera offers a suite of crop health services, resources, testing facilities and expertise to help farmers, growers and the food industry to improve yields, reduce costs and develop sustainable solutions.


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Services

Catherine and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

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Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

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Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

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All Crop Health Services
Services

Catherine and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

Learn more

Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

Learn more

Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

Learn more

All Crop Health Services

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