Research and Development

IPS has a proud history of research and development projects carried out since the company began in 1985. These cover diverse areas of pest monitoring and control and can be seen in the wide product range that we offer today. In order to be a leading manufacturer and supplier our team work tirelessly on improving existing products, pioneering new technologies and understanding the evolving landscape of pest management.

If you have any questions about an issue you are facing within pest management… contact us for assistance. Our team is always available to work on a solution to meet customer needs.

The Team

Dr Sam Jones – Technical Manager

Dr Sam Jones – Technical Manager

Education: DPhil Chemical Ecology, MSc Entomology, BSc Hons Chemistry, BSc Hons Zoology Entomologist, Chemical Ecologist

I have over five years of experience in developing semiochemical based lures and associated trapping systems for insect pests. I have an interest in all things entomological with a keen knowledge and understanding of insect taxonomy and behaviour, the chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions and communication and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.

Payman Shafighi – Entomological Scientist

Payman Shafighi – Entomological Scientist

Education: Professorship degree Entomology, Master of Business Administration – MBA, BSc Plant Protection

I have over 8 years of experience in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biocontrol within the Middle eastern market. I am also an agricultural toxicology expert understanding the chemical effects on pest insects.

Payman Shafighi – Entomological Scientist

Enzo Casagrande – Consultant

I have spent over 25 years working in the semiochemical industry in leading roles designing and developing traps, lures, mating disruption and attract & kill products for several of the key players in the market. In my later years I moved out of semiochemicals explore to conventional agrochemical industry as the global technical manager for insecticides, acaricides and fungicides for a large agrochemical company before returning to green technologies with a major developer of microbial products.

Sponsoring Academic Research

Over the past 30 years, we have collaborated with many different Research Institutes and Universities from around the world. As a company, IPS fully supports any research that will help to sustainably increase crop yields and reduce reliance upon chemical sprays. We are always open to discussing potential project ideas with commercial or academic institutes that share an interest.