Garzón Hidalgo, Agustín

Skype: agus.garzon_1

Present profesional position

Postdoctoral researcher

Position/Status in the CEIGRAM


Research areas

Integrated Pest Management:

  • Multitrophic interactions in the system crop-vector pest-virus-natural enemy.
  • Impacts of feeding on virus vector pests on natural enemies fitness.
  • Influence of photoselective greenhouse plastics on the crop performance and on the behaviour of pests and natural enemies.
  • Assessment of sublethal effects of modern pesticides on natural enemies.


Agricultural Engineer (2009, Technical University of Madrid)

Master in Vegetal Production and Agroforestry Systems (2010, Technical University of Valencia)

PhD in Agro-Environmental Technology for a Sustainable Agriculture (2015, Technical University of Madrid)

Publications (research papers, books, conferences)

Research papers

Garzón, A., Budia, F., Medina, P., Morales, I., Fereres, A., Viñuela, E. (2015) The effect of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on the spread of cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) by Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 105, 13-22.

Garzón, A., Medina, P., Amor, F., Viñuela, E., Budia, F. (2015) Toxicity and sublethal effects of six insecticides to last instar larvae and adults of the biocontrol agents Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and Adalia bipunctata (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Chemosphere 132, 87-93.

Garzón, A., Freire, B.C., Carvalho, G.A., Oliveira, R.L., Medina, P., Budia, F. (2015) Development and Reproduction of Chrysoperla externa (Hagen) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) Fed on Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Vectoring Potato leafroll virus (PLRV). Neotropical Entomology 44, 604-609.

Garzón, A., Budia, F., Morales, I., Fereres, A., Viñuela, E., Medina, P. (2016) Do Chrysoperla carnea and Adalia bipunctata influence the spread of Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus and its vector Aphis gossypii? Annals of Applied Biology 169, 106-115.

Maia, J.B., Carvalho, G.A., Medina, P., Garzón, A., Gontijo, P.C., Viñuela, E. (2016) Lethal and sublethal effects of pesticides on Chrysoperla carnea larvae (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and the influence of rainfastness in their degradation pattern over time. Ecotoxicology 25, 845-855.


Garzón, A., Bengochea, P., Hiernaux, L. (2014). Técnicas y métodos ecológicos de equilibrio entre parásitos, patógenos y cultivos. Ed. Paraninfo. ISBN: 9788428334211.

Bengochea, P., Garzón, A., Hiernaux, L. (2014). Prevención del estado sanitario de cultivos ecológicos y aplicación de productos. Ed. Paraninfo. ISBN: 9788428334204.

Participation in research projects

Project name: Integration of physical, chemical and biological strategies for the control of pests and insect-borne vegetal viruses in horticultural crops

Research institution: Technical University of Madrid

Start-end dates: 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013


Project name: Evaluation of flowering cover crops and other strategies to promote pollination and biological control of horticultural crops pests

Research institution: Technical University of Madrid

Start-end dates: 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2016


Project name: Basis for the use of the insecticide emamectin benzoate in protected crops

Research institution: Technical University of Madrid

Start-end dates: 01/02/2015 – 31/07/2015


Project name: Effects of the prohibition of use of 1,3-dichloropropene and chloropicrin

Research institution: CEIGRAM – Technical University of Madrid

Start-end dates: 01/10/2017 – 31/01/2018