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Dean Metcalf


Manager/Director Metcalf Biocontrol Australia


Dr Dean Metcalf is a plant pathologist based in Tasmania who specialises in the use of biocontrol agents to manage crop diseases. Dean began working at the Tasmanian Plant Disease Diagnostic lab, helping farmers to identify and tackle a wide range of crop diseases, before establishing his own venture, Metcalf Biocontrol in 2002.


His first subject of study was on a biological control for onion white rot and has since developed biocontrol agents for grapes, strawberries and cherries. More recently he has developed biocontrol agents for root rot in avocadoes and husk spot in macadamias.