Dr Ivan Grove

Dr Ivan Grove PhD, BSc (Hons)

Principal Lecturer/Nematode Management and Agronomy Research 

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Tel: +44 (0)1952 815366
Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783
Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Dr Ivan Grove is an Applied Crop Scientist whose research focuses on the scientific understanding and management of plant parasitic nematodes and plant/soil water conservation.   The overall objective of his work is maintaining or improving the world’s crop production and this is now further aided by the growing inclusion of precision farming tools such as remote sensing and aerial imagery in his work. 

Teaching Duties

  • BSc Agriculture: (Agronomy, Advanced Agronomy)
  • MSc Applied Precision Crop Production
  • ARTIS NIAB: Introduction to Precision farming & Drones 
  • BASIS UAV operators (Agricultural awareness)
  • BASIS Crop protection: Nematode pests
  • BASIS Advanced Potato: Potato cyst and Free living nematodes. 
  • BASIS Soil & Water Management

Research Interests

  • Research interests are based around applied crop science in relation to nematode management and soil and water conservation.  Precision Agronomy has become inbedded into the work with particular interest in spectral reflectance for crop stress.   This links in well with my research on a range of crops in relation to water and nematode stress, which can cause similar water and nutrient shortage responses. 
  • Nematodes and Nematode/Agronomy interactions, focusing on the potato cyst nematodes.
  • Specialist areas: Integrated nematode management, nematicides, non- agrochemical nematicidal products (e.g. plant derived products), trap cropping, precision mapping using hyperspectral reflectance (Ground and UAV), agronomic solutions including Trap cropping. 
  • Current PhD supervision: 9 students

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Applied Biologists
  • European Society of Nematologists
  • UK Irrigation Association
  • American society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Research projects

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  • Kakaire, S, Grove IG & Haydock PPJ. (2015) The number of generations of Heterodera schachtii completed on oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) during the UK growing season. Nematology 17 (5): 557-565 (DOI: 10.1163/15685411-00002889)
  • Faralli, M., Kettlewell, P.S., Grove, I.G., Hare, M.C. (2015) Pinolene-based compounds to reduce oilseed rape drought-induced yield losses. Abstracts of the 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Peter Kettlewell, Minuka Weerasinghe, Ivan Grove, Martin Hare. . (2015) Evidence for improved pollen viability as the mechanism for film antitranspirant mitigation of drought damage to wheat yield. Pasture and Forage science (In press)
  • Grove IG & Perry RN (2014) Grove IG & Perry RN. Editorial: The important legacy of the paper by Jones, M.G.K. (1981) Host cell responses to endoparasitic nematode attack: structure and function of giant cells and syncytia. Annals of Applied Biology 97
  • Patrick PJ Haydock, Simon R Woods, Ivan G Grove and Martin C Hare. (2013) Chemical Control of Nematodes (259-279) Plant Nematology: Perry RN and Moens M (Eds.) 2nd edition (Published by CAB International, Wallingford, UK)
  • Danquah WB, Grove IG, Back MA, , Haydock PPJ. (2013) Effects of a plant extract-based nematicide (G8014S) and its components on the host finding behaviour and multiplication of Globodera pallida on glasshouse-grown potatoes. Nematology 15, 821 - 834 (DOI:10.1163/15685411-00002721)
  • Kakaire S, Grove IG & Haydock PPJ. (2012) Effect of temperature on the life cycle of Heterodera schachtii infecting oilseed rape (Brassica napus) Nematology 14 (7) 855-867
  • Danquah WB, Back MA, Grove IG and Haydock PPJH. (2011) In vitro nematicidal activity of a garlic extract and salicylaldehyde to the potato cyst nematode, Globodera pallida. Nematology 13 (869-885)
  • Minuka Weerasinghe, Peter Kettlewell, Ivan Grove and Martin Hare. (2010) Physiological mechanisms underlying the yield increase of droughted wheat from film antitranspirant application.    Aspects of Applied Biology , pp. 25-29. Aspects of Applied Biology 105, Water & nitrogen use efficiency in crops and plants (PP.25-29)
  • Saeed H, Grove IG, Kettlewell PS & Hall NW. (2008) Potential of partial rootzone drying as an alternative irrigation technique for potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). Annals of Applied Biology 152 (pp. 71-80)
  • Danquah W, Haydock PPJH, Back M, Grove IG, Elliott I and Smedley M. (2008) In vitro studies on the toxicity of plant extracts to Globodera pallida juveniles. Aspects of Applied Nematology. Conference proceedings, December 17th 2008.
  • Saeed, H., Grove, I.G., Kettlewell, P.S. and Hall, N.W. (2005) Potato root and shoot growth under different water management strategies. Aspects of Applied Biology. 73: Roots and the Soil Environment II. 85-91.
  • Minnis, S.T., Haydock, P.P.J., Ibrahim, S.K., Grove, I.G., Evans, K. and Russell, M.D.  (2002) Potato cyst nematodes in England and Wales - occurrence and distribution. Annals of Applied Biology. 140: 187-195.
  • Ibrahim, S.K., Minnis, S.T., Barker, A.D.P., Russel, M.D., Haydock, P.P.J., Evans, K., Grove, I.G., Woods, S.R. and Wilcox A. (2001) Evaluation of PCR, IEF and ELISA techniques for the detection and identification of potato cyst nematodes from field soil samples in England and Wales. Pest Management Science. 57: 1068-1074.

Additional Information

Other Roles

  • Editor for Annals of Applied Biology
  • Association of Applied Biologists Nematology group
  • External PhD and MSc examination
  • Radiological Protection Supervisor

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815366
Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783
Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

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