Development of drip irrigation technology as a delivery system for the improved targeting and control of nematode pests in potatoes
The combination of the extended hatching pattern of the white PCN, Globodera pallida, which challenges the effectiveness of existing control options, and concerns about the long-term availability of effective control strategies led to a search for new solutions to the PCN problem. The aim of this project was to evaluate a novel delivery system for nematicides. The work included studies of the hatching patterns of PCN populations and trials to identify the minimum concentrations of nematicide required to prevent nematode damage for a range of soil types and conditions.
The nematicides approved for use on potatoes will have changed since this work was completed. Please refer to the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD) website for up-to-date information on plant protection products.
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About this project
To evaluate drip irrigation as a novel delivery system of nematicides, for the improved targeting and control of nematode pests in potatoes