Dr Angela Berrie

Research Leader, Plant Pathologist
Department:Pest & Pathogen Ecology
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44(0)1732 523756
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

My main interest is in aerial diseases of fruit crops, particularly the epidemiology and control of storage diseases of apple and pear, integrated control of orchard diseases of apple and pear (especially apple canker) and integrated control of diseases of stone fruit, bush fruit and soft fruit. I have nearly 30 years experience in this field of research; current and recent projects have covered the development of a system to produce apples free of pesticide residues, epidemiology and control of apple canker, development of a rot risk assessment system for storage rots, early season control of storage rots in apple, alternative methods for control of storage rots, control of blossom wilt in cider apples, dormant season control of apple scab and mildew, integrated control of diseases in organic apple production, blossom wilt and brown rot control in stone fruit, reducing fungicide use in protected raspberries, epidemiology and control of raspberry cane blight, development of BOTEM as a risk assessment system for botrytis in strawberries and epidemiology of leaf spot and botrytis in blackcurrant. I am a consultant on disease control in top fruit, including spray programme planning and crop walking to make decisions on spray use. Also Fire blight prediction. I am Plant clinic manager on diagnosis of pest and disease problems in fruit and nursery stock and Plant Health Officer for East Malling Research.

Selected Publications

  • Robert Saville, Angela Berrie, Jean Fitzgerald, Chantelle Jay, Harriet Roberts, Erika Wedgwood, Xiangming Xu, Jerry Cross. (2013). Minimising pesticide residues in strawberry through integrated pest, disease and environmental crop management. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 91. 431-438 .
  • BERRIE, A., XU, X-M. and JOHNSON, D. (2010). Lower temperatures more effective than atmosphere modification in controlling botrytis and nectria rots in stored apples. Journal of Phytopathology 159. 73-79.