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Training Course 1 - Application of biological insecticides Entomopathogenic Nematodes

Learn now how to get the most from your biological pest control systems!

Start saving thousands of pounds a year by learning how to maximise the efficacy of your biological controls. Bionema course will provide you with the easy-to-understand information you need to succeed!

Gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience by attending Bionema comprehensive training course

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This practical demonstration, laboratory and field based course will provide you with an understanding of:


Basics of biological control agents/biopesticides (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, H. downesi, H. megidis, Steinernema feltiae, S. carpocapsae, S. kraussei).
Isolation and identification of entomopathogenic nematodes.
Production of entomopathogenic nematodes.
Product quality assessment.
Identification of target insect pest species.
Handling, storage and transportation of entomopathogenic nematodes.
Product label interpretation and implementation.
Application of entomopathogenic nematodes in different crops.
Integration of entomopathogenic nematodes with other crop protection techniques.

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Ideal for anyone in the Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf & Amenity and Forestry Sectors.

Whether you are already using biopesticides or preparing to switch over from chemicals and want to learn more about the latest best practice solutions so as to ensure maximum efficiency when using natural control systems.

What our users say about
our courses

After attending a full days training on the application of entomopathogenic nematodes at the University of Swansea with Dr Minshad Ansari, I was very comfortable and confident in using Nematodes to control our Chafer Grub infestation at The Grove. The training was very informative and delivered in a very understanding way. Since following a detailed program which was set up by Dr Ansari with regular site visits we have had remarkable success in our first year of a three-year program. We will continue to work with all at Bionema to educat”e the turf and amenity industry in the use of nematodes as we have lost all our insecticides for turf and with Dr Ansari’s training and expertise I see no reason why this will not work.

5 Stars
Phillip Chiverton
Golf Course Manager, The Grove, UK

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone organising the training course. The training course took place between the 26th and 28th April 2017. I was delighted by the welcoming, the good atmosphere and the professionalism of the 3 days training course. It has been a very good first experience and I strongly recommend thes” there was not only a theoretical but also a practical experience involved during this 3-day training course.

5 Stars
Aurelien Putey
R&D Manager, Scotts, France

Training Fees

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£125 + VAT

Each course cost

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£225 + VAT​

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£300 + VAT​

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The Bionema digital training courses

Entomopathogenic Nematodes

Training Course 1

Application of biological insecticides 

Entomopathogenic Nematodes

Application of biopesticides

Application of beneficial biocontrol agents
Predators, parasitoids and mites

20+ years of experience at your disposal
by Dr Minshad Ansari

Bionema Technology

Dr Minshad Ansari heads up all of our training courses, with occasional support from other memebers of the Bionema team. With more than 20 years experience of working on biopesticide development and the practical delivery of Integrated Pest Management Strategies in the Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf & Amenity and Forestry sectors, Minshad is regarded as one of the most experienced specialists in this sector.


Minshad’s work brought him to Swansea University, having successfully run research and development projects in both Belgium and India. He has numerous novel biopesticide product registrations to his credit, and has worked closely with well known businesses across all of the growing sectors. Minshad established Bionema in 2012, as a spin-out company from Swansea University, determined to make it a leading biopesticide testing and development company. He has over written 70 published articles in Scientific journals and has given over 500 presentations at scientific meetings, growers associations and tradeshows, including keynote presentations.


Minshad’s areas of expertise include: the production, formulation and application of biological control and the integrated pest management of insect and vectors, ie the utilisation of predators, parasitoids, entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi and the understanding of insect ecology and behaviour.

Introduction to Bionema

Bionema is a leading producer of bioprotectants spinout form Swansea University in 2012 by Dr Minshad Ansari. The experts have over three decades of experience in the development and commercialisation of biopesticides, biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocides for the management of pests and plant health in agriculture and public health. The fundamental idea driving Bionema is product innovation through value addition.


Our constant efforts to achieve product improvement, consistency and performance is perceptible through our activities, both in manufacturing and quality assurance. At Bionema, we believe in strict loyalty to “Innovation” and in building value for customers by supplying both products and services of international standards. Our products conform to global standards, ensuring consistent availability of world class products.

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