University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Zrinka Drmić, PhD

Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, ground floor, room number 10
phone: +385 1 239 3654
e-mail: zdrmic ( at )
Languages: croatian, english, german

Academic qualifications

  • 2012 - 2016: PhD, Biotechnical science, agriculture, phytomedicine
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    The sugar-beet weevil (Bothynoderes punctiventris Germar 1824., Col.: Curculionidae): life cycle, ecology and area wide control by mass trapping
  • 2003 - 2010: agriculture
    Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek
    Naslov rada:
    Appearance of plant disease on sugar beet, sunflower and wheat in family farm 'Drmić' crops during 2009

Employment and work experience

  • 2017 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2012 - 2016: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Professional associate
  • 2006 - 2012: Agro-Tovarnik d.o.o.
    Referent in agriculture, fruit and vegetable production

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Pests of vegetable crops
  • Integrated plant protection
  • Biological insecticides
  • Phytopharmacy and ecotoxicology

Training and research experience

  • 22. 02. 2016. - 26. 02. 2016.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture (scientific)
    Determination of carabidae species
    Training leader: Teun van Gijzen
  • 20. 09. 2015. - 25. 09. 2015.: Croatian Ecological Society, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb (scientific)
    Introduction to Scientific Communication and publishing.
    Training leader: Dr. Stephen Venn i Prof. Dr. Gabor Lövei
  • 01. 06. 2015. - 30. 06. 2015.: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Department of Biology (scientific)
    Determination of Lumbricidae
    Training leader: Davorka Kutuzović Hackenberger



Title Funding Status
Enhancement of Collaboration between Science, Industry and Farmers: Technology Transfer for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Sugar Beet as the Way to Improve Farmer's Income and Reduce Pesticide Use IPA finished


  • Lemic, D., Drmić, Z., Bažok, R. (2016). Population dynamics of noctuid moths and damage forecasting in sugar beet. Agricultural and forest entomology, 18(2); 128-136.
  • Bažok, R., Šatvar, M., Radoš, I., Drmić, Z., Lemic, D., Čačija, M., Virić Gašparić, H. (2016). Comparative efficacy of classical and biorational insecticides on sugar beet weevil, Bothynoderes punctiventris Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Plant Protection Science 52(2); 134-141.
  • Drmić, Z., Čačija, M., Virić Gašparić, H., Lemić, D., Bažok, R. (2016). Endogaeic ground beetles fauna in oilseed rape field in Croatia. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 17(3); 675 - 684.
  • Drmić, Z.,Toth, M., Lemić, D., Grubišić, D., Pospišil, M., Bažok, R. (2017). Area-wide mass trapping by pheromone-based attractants for the control of sugar beet weevil (Bothynoderes punctiventris Germar, Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest management science. 73 (10); 2174-2183.
  • irić Gašparić, H., Drmić, Z., Čačija, M., Graša, Ž., Petrak, I., Bažok, R., Lemic, D. (2017). Impact of environmental conditions and agro-technical factors on ground beetle populations in arable crops. Applied ecology and environmental research. 15 (3); 697-711.
  • Drmić, Z., Čačija, M., Gašparić, H. V., Lemić, D., & Bažok, R. (2018). Phenology of the sugar beet weevil, Bothynoderes punctiventris Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Croatia. Bulletin of entomological research, 1-10.

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