Classroom Training: Module 1
Application of biological insecticides : Entomopathogenic nematodes
For – Professional Growers, Greenkeepers and Foresters
Develop – a complete understanding of entomopathogenic nematodes.
Apply – entomopathogenic nematodes through a practical integrated pest management system within your own environment.
This practical demonstration, laboratory and field-based course will provide you with an understanding of:
- Overview of entomopathogenic nematode as biopesticides
- Isolation and identification of entomopathogenic nematodes.
- Mass production of entomopathogenic nematodes.
- Behaviour, population ecology, competition, survival, and compatibility
- Quality assessment.
- Identification of target insect pest species.
- Product label and interpretation including handling, storage, and transportation.
- Application of entomopathogenic nematodes against major crops and pests in agriculture,
- horticulture and Turf and amenity.
- Integration of entomopathogenic nematodes with other crop protection techniques.
BASIS points: 12
NRoSO points: 4