Martina Kadoić Balaško, mag. ing. agr.

Doctoral Student
Division for Phytomedicine
Department of Agricultural Zoology
Office location: 3rd Pavilion, ground floor, room 010
Phone: +385 1 239 3654
Email: mbalasko ( at )
Languages: Croatian, English

Academic qualifications

  • 2014 - 2017: Master of Engineering in Phytomedicine
  • 2011 - 2014: Bachelor in Engineering of Plant Protection

Employment and work experience

  • 2018 - : University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Assistant, Department of Agricultural Zoology
  • 2017 - 2018: University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
    Apprenticeship, Department of Agricultural Zoology

Research interests

  • Entomology
  • Population genetics
  • Geometric morphometrics
  • Integrated pest management
  • Biological insecticides
  • Phytopharmacy and ecotoxicology

Training and research experience

  • 2016/03/06 - 2016/05/24: Szent Istvan University, Poland (scientific)
    E-course "Introduction to Scientific Communication".
    Supervisor: Zsuzsanna Heltai
  • 2016/03/01 - 2016/06/30: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (scientific)
    The mobility of graduate students under the CEEPUS program.
    Supervisor: Prof. Hans Peter Kaul, PhD



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnika: nove metode detekcije i učinkovite strategije upravljanja rezistentnošću Croatian science foundation 2017/03/01 - 2021/02/28 coordinator
Monitoring rezistentnosti štetnih organizama na sredstva za zaštitu bilja u Republici Hrvatskoj (2018-2020.) Ministarstvo poljoprivrede 2018/01/01 - 2020/12/31 coordinator


Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Harmonization and Innovation in PhD Study Programs for Plant Health in Sustainable Agriculture Erasmus+ 2019/01/15 - 2022/02/14 coordinator


  • Kadoić Balaško, M., Neral, K., Nađ, B., Bažok, R., Drmić, Z., & Čačija, M. (2021). Azadirachtin efficacy in Colorado potato beetle and western flower thrips control. Romanian agricultural research, 38; 36, 10.
  • Bažok, R., Pejić, I., Čačija, M., Virić Gašparić, H., Lemić, D., Drmić, Z., & Kadoić Balaško, M. (2020). Weather Conditions and Maturity Group Impacts on the Infestation of First Generation European Corn Borers in Maize Hybrids in Croatia. Plants, 9(10), 1387.
  • Kadoić Balaško, M., Mikac, K. M., Bažok, R., & Lemic, D. (2020). Modern techniques in Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) control and resistance management: history review and future perspectives. Insects, 11(9), 581. doi:10.3390/insects11090581
  • Kadoić Balaško, M., Bažok, R., Mikac, K. M., Lemic, D., & Pajač Živković, I. (2020). Pest management challenges and control practices in codling moth: a review. Insects, 11(1), 38. doi:10.3390/insects11010038
  • Pajač Živković, I., Benitez, H. A., Barić, B., Drmić, Z., Kadoić Balaško, M., Lemic, D., Dominguez, D., Jose, H., Mikac, K. M., & Bažok, R. (2019). Codling moth wing morphology changes due to insecticide resistance. Insects, 10(10), 310. doi:10.3390/insects10100310
  • Mrganić, M., Bažok, R., Mikac, K. M., Benítez, H. A., & Lemic, D. (2018). Two decades of invasive western corn rootworm population monitoring in Croatia. Insects, 9(4), 160. doi:10.3390/insects9040160

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Other professional activities

  • 2017 - : International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)
    2017 - now: member
  • 2017 - : Croatian Entomological Society
    2017 - now: member
  • 2015 - : Croatian Plant Protection Society
    2015 - now: member

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