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R254 Drip Irrigation of Nematicides for PCN Control

Publication Date: 
16 August 2011
Author/Contact :
Author/Contact: 
Brian Kerry

Contractor :
Contractor: 
Rothamsted

Full Research Project Title: Development of drip irrigation technology as a delivery system for the improved targeting and control of nematode pests in potatoes
Duration: April 2004 - March 2007

Aim: To evaluate drip irrigation as a novel delivery system of nematicides, 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 sustainability of current control practices has lead 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.

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