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King Saud University professor Saleh A. Aldosari of the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences' Plant Protection Department and supervisor of the Chair of Date Palm Research (CDPR) has begun his duties as part-time advisor in the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA), in its food section’s pesticide control administration.

Dr. Aldosari’s added responsibility will translate into added value to SFDA, particularly in view of his formidable record of achievements and innovations.

The SFDA's pesticide administration is charged with registering all kinds of public health or agricultural pesticides, as well as establishing the standards for the importation or local manufacturing of pesticides, making sure they comply with international globally applied specifications.

Dr. Aldosari has a distinguished teaching and research career spanning two decades at King Saud University. As a prominent pesticide researcher, he has published more than 23 papers in national and international journals and spoken at many of the field's most important international conferences.

Dr. Aldosari has a distinguished teaching and research career spanning over two decades at King Saud University. As a prominent researcher on pesticides and their residues in food crops, he has published more than 23 papers in national and international journals and has participated in many international conferences to make presentations.

He was part of a team that produced a comprehensive translation of  George W. Ware's authoritative The Pesticide Book, which is now in its second edition due to its overwhelming popularity among researchers and students.

Professor Aldosari’s expertise, among other things, includes:

  • Integrated Pest Management;
  • Pest Control;
  • Pesticide Residues;
  • Pests related to Date Palm Trees;
  • Pesticide Safety and Handling; and
  • Bioassay (the measurement of the effects of a substance on a living organism) of Pesticides.

He has many published articles in esteemed academic journals and has been repeatedly awarded.

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