Polytunnel discussion


Vision: Global increase in crop security through plant-parasitic nematode control

Core task: Reconciling the control of plant-parasitic nematodes with reducing harmful environmental impacts through consultancy

Dr Keith Davies (second left) helps to solve the problems of root-knot nematodes (Meloidoigyne spp.) on tomatoes and peppers grown in polytunnels in India

Areas of expertise

K G Davies Limited troubleshoots problems arising in a variety of crop production settings where nematode management is required. The company provides expertise in the areas of:

  • Nematode identification and diagnostics
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pesticide reduction
  • Protection of field crops
  • Peri-urban agriculture
  • Glasshouse and protected crops
  • Protection of amenity and ornamental plants

Current Consultancies

1) Endocrine Pharmacauticals (EP) Ltd, Tadley, UK: the use of Caenorhabditis elegans as a model nematode for testing peptides thought to be involved in the endocrinal control of reproduction and longevity

2) Pasteuria BioScience (PB) Inc., Florida, USA: the use of Pasteuria spp. as a biological control agent to control plant-parasitic nematodes

3) Bioforsk (Biof), Norway: management of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera spp.

4) Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), Hainan Province: Control of root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp. on black pepper Piper nigrum.



The shortcuts below give you quick access to examples of our work, current presentations and useful resources:

presentation icon Caenorhabditis elegans:
Movie clip of nematode "worms" on an agar plate

pdf icon Synthetic biology and biocontrol
Talk given at AAB Advances in Nematology meeting

pdf icon Potato Cyst Nematode decline
Talk given at Bioforsk, Norway

pdf icon Biological Control & Pasteuria penetrans
Talk to U. Ghent PINC students

pdf icon Publications
Full list of publications to 2015

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