EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1980 Num. article: 1980/01

Overview of IPM research conducted by different agencies in the UK

Following EPPD Council's suggestion at its September session, the United Kingdom has provided the following list of current research projects on integrated and biological control. The name and address of the research station or university is followed by a list of projects undertaken in each, with the names of the main research workers and the field in which they are working. For further information, please approach the research workers directly.

East Malling Research Station

Address: Maidstone, Kent
- Garrett, Epidemiology and control of crown gall (Agrobacterium tumefaciens)
- Bennett, Control of apple canker (Nectria galligena)
- Bennett, Epidemiology of silver-leaf (Chondrostereum purpureum) and control by chemotherapy

Glasshouse Crops Research Institute

Address: Rustington, Littlehampton, Sussex
- Scopes, Control of red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) on glasshouse ornamentals by the predator Phytoseiulus persimilis
- Scopes, Integration of chemical and biological control of glasshouse pests
- Scopes et al., Control of whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporiarorum) in glasshouse by the parasite Encarsia formosa
- Chambers, Control of aphids by parasites
- Payne et al., The Use of baculoviruses in pest control
- Burges, Ecology of protozoa and their potential for control of arthropod pests
- Hall, Potential of fungi for control of arthropod pests·
- Burges and Jarrett, Potential of bacterial pathogens in control of arthropod pests
- Payne et al., Virus infections of invertebrate pests
- Burges et al., Biological control of secondary pests
- Scopes, Integrated control of strawberry pests
- Wyatt et al., Effect of modern farming practice on natural control of cereal aphids.
- Richardson. The role of entomophilic nematodes in the natural control of insects
- Ebben and Spencer, Control of disease by antagonistic microorganisms especially control of cucumber black root rot (Phomopsis sclerotioides)
- Ebben and Spencer, Management and control of diseases of protected crops caused by soil-borne pathogens

Long Ashton Research Station

Address: Long Ashton, Bristol
- Hunter, Biological or integrated control of fruit diseases
- Glen, Ecology and integrated control of moth pests

Rothamsted Experimental Station

Address: Harpenden, Herts.
- Dewar and Fletcher, Population dynamics and diversity of pests and beneficial invertebrates in cereal farming systems
- Lewis and Wall, Identification, development and evaluation of behaviour­controlling chemicals for pest monitoring and control
- Wilding. Integrated control of pests using fungal pathogens
- Jones, Population studies. ecology and integrated control of nematodes
- Slope and Hornby, Biology and epidemiology of fungi associated with take-all disease of wheat and barley (Gaeumannomyces graminis)
- Rawlinson and Muthyal, Viruses of fungal pathogens

Unit of Invertebrate Chemistry, University of Sussex

Address: University of Sussex. Brighton, Sussex
- Grove, Chemistry and mode of action of low molecular weight toxins from entomogenous fungi
- Blight and Wadhams, Isolation and identification of chemicals influencing the behaviour of insect pests of protected crops
- Blight and Wadhams, Isolation and identification of chemicals which affect the behaviour of elm bark beetles (Scolytus spp.)

Weed Research Organization

Address: Yarnton, Oxford
- Robson and Fowler, Assessment of the potential of glass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) for the control of aquatic weeds
- Lutman and May, Effect of high organic matter soils on use of herbicides

Dept of Biological Sciences, Birmingham University

Address: Birmingham University, Birmingham
- Finlayson, The biological and integrated control of grain mites

Dept of Zoology, Oxford University

Address: Oxford University, Oxford
- Speight, Feeding ecology of predatory beetles as related to their pest control potential

Dept of Agriculture and Horticulture, Reading University

Address: Reading University, Reading, Berks.
- Hunter, Environmental impact of spraying Cydia pomonella granulosis virus in apple orchards

Scottish Horticultural Research Institute

Address: Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland
- Williams and Hargrea, Chemical and cultural control and economic importance of diseases of cane and bush fruits
- Montgomerie and Kennedy, Chemical and cultural control and economic importance of strawberry red core (Phytophthora fragariae)
- Gordon and Woodford, Ecology and control of horticultural and agricultural pests, particularly raspberry cane midge and mite (Thomasiniana theobaldi, Aceria gracilis)

Plant Pathology Division, Dept of Agriculture, Northern Ireland

Address: Dept of Agriculture, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Seaby and Malone, Biological control of Fomes annosus
- Swinburne, Control of apple canker (Nectria galligena)

Harpenden Laboratory

Address: Hatching Green, Harpenden, Herts.
- Dickens and Sharp, Control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum with Coniothyrium minitans

Slough Laboratory

Address: London Road, Slough
- Gosling et al., Non-chemical methods of coypu control
- Taylor et., Non-chemical methods of rat control
- Davies and Smith, Non-chemical methods of mouse control
- Vaughan et al., Control of the rabbit
- Ross and Sanders, Virology of myxomatosis: a virus disease of the rabbit
- Meadbriggs and Vaughan, Vectors of myxomatosis: a virus disease of the rabbit
- Wright and Brough, Development of bioacoustic bird scaring methods
- Iglis and Isaacson, Field assessment of gas cannons and other acoustic bird scarers
- Inglis and Isaacson, Field assessment of visual bird scarers
- Wright, Trials of integrated methods of scaring bird pests
- Brough and Rochard, Development of techniques for avoiding collisions between birds and aircraft

West of Scotland Agricultural College

Address: Auchincruive, Ayr, Scotland
- Foster, The implementation of integrated control of glasshouse pests


Harpenden Laboratory