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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