An initial assessment of a novel nematicide

Taylor, V. (2018) An initial assessment of a novel nematicide. Doctoral thesis, Harper Adams University.

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Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an essential crop in the UK and around the world. The most important soil pests of potato production are potato cyst nematodes (PCN), Globodera pallidaand G. rostochiensis, which are subject to regulation and quarantine by the European Union and arepresent in 48% of ware potato growing sites in the UK. A novel control method has been proposed for PCN; the formulation BGT. This study investigated the effect of BGT and its components on the hatching, mortality and root invasion of infective G. pallidajuveniles, and found that BGT had a significant detrimental effect on the hatching and mortality of juveniles. The active ingredient in BGT was identified and a second formulation was developed; UBA. The investigations described in this study suggest that the novel formulation UBA could potentially prevent yield loss caused by potato cyst nematodes, and could be an ideal candidate for inclusion into integrated pest management systems.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions: Crop and Environment Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 13:12
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 13:12

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