Beneficial nematodes (EPN) control vine weevil in strawberry in UK
  • Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)/ UK/ beneficial nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora)/vine weevil (Otiorynchus sulcatus)
  • Most effective control of cryptic vine weevil larvae, damaging strawberry roots, thereby addressing consumers demand for healthy food



  • 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 vine cropping systems
    • Reduction in chemical pesticides
    • Enables regenerative land use practices


    • Enables worker health and safety
    • Promotes quality nutritious strawberry production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability
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