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Ivo Toševski Research Scientist, Weed Biological Control

T: +381 (0)11 2144977


Rue des Grillons 1 CH-2800 Delémont, Switzerland

I have more than 20 years' experience in biological weed control, insect taxonomy and applied research. Throughout my career I have built up a broad background in rural development, faunistic study and integrated pest management (IPM) of insects and weeds. I also have extensive experience of fieldwork in Europe; namely in Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraina, Hungary and Romania. My main research interest is in weed control, taxonomy of clear-wing moths (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae), vector-pathogen-plant interaction and applied molecular biology study.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

An old problem revisited: biological control of toadflaxes

Native to Europe, toadflaxes were introduced to the USA and Canada over 100 years ago as ornamental plants. They now occur over much of temperate North America and are declared noxious in eight US states. CABI identifies specific natural enemies that can be introduced into North America as biological control...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Biological control of flowering rush

Attractive pink flowers make the Eurasian plant flowering rush a popular aquatic ornamental. But since it was introduced to North America it has become an aggressive invader of freshwater systems in the midwestern/ western USA and western Canada. One likely reason for this is the absence of the natural...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Revisiting biological control of field bindweed

Field bindweed is a Eurasian vine whose dense creeping and twining growth smothers other vegetation and its long-lived seeds and deep roots make it hard to control. It is a noxious weed of agricultural fields in temperate regions and has become invasive in North America. CABI is studying sustainable control...