Beneficial nematodes (EPN) control grubs in turf grass in UK
  • Turf grass (Poa spp.) / UK/ beneficial nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora)/ Chafer grubs (e.g. Melolontha melolontha)
  • Highly damaged Turf grass golf court despite the chemical control, made the Course manager reach out for biological solution



  • Technical result: 70-98% mortality of pest larvae due to efficient searching of nematodes for cryptic root pest
  • Economic result: recovery of yield loss and enabling growers to provide high value niche market
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient grass ecosystem
    • Reduction in reliance on chemical pesticides
    • Enables regenerative land use practices


    • Demonstrates good governance through close technical collaboration
    • Enables worker and sports men health and safety


    • Promotes quality and healthy grass lands
    • Improvement of financial viability , by lowering input costs
    • Ensures the existence of healthy grassland on the long term
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