This one week course provides basic training in methods to quantify, qualify and process plant-parasitic nematodes in crops, with an introduction to beneficial nematodes, indicators of soil health and nematodes for biocontrol of insects (entomopathogenic) nematodes. It is undertaken in a ‘hands-on’ fashion permitting participants to experience field conditions and conduct basic research in crop nematology.
This course is organised jointly by ICIPE – International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Nairobi Kenya and the International MSc in Agro- and Environmental Nematology (UGent).
On the last day of the training, participants will also follow a course on lab maintenance and microscopy. This is organised together with Jimma University.
The training will be followed by 10 staff members from the Nemedussa partner institutes and 5 Plant Doctors from CABI. The morning sessions will be open for public as an online training. The link for the online sessions can be found in the programme.
The venue of the course is the icipe campus in Nairobi, Kenia.
On 17 December there will also be a Nematology Awareness Day.