Webinar: Nematodes for biocontrol of the Mediterranean Fruit-fly

Fruit flies are the most common harmful pest in fruit and vegetables supply chain.
They are challenging fruit production and trading at all levels from the orchard to the groceries selves. In addition, new tropical species are increasingly entering the EU.

Biological control on seeds will play a key role in future agriculture

Partners of the project ‘Changing the system of seed health: an initiative of industry and research towards a paradigm shift’, co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, met on 6 July 2023 at e-nema to discuss the achieved results and to visit the e-nema facilities.

Vacation with long-term effect

It's vacation time again, and with it the time when fungus gnats make a beeline for unguarded plants.

Where did the nematodes get their scientific name from?

The history of the first discovery of an entomopathogenic nematode by Anton Krausse in 1917/18 and description by Gotthold Steiner in 1923 of Steinernema kraussei (Aplectana kraussei).