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Dr Ivan Grove PhD, BSc (Hons)

Principal Lecturer Applied Agronomy

Dr Ivan Grove is an Applied Crop Scientist whose research focuses on applied crop science which focuses on plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses.  This work includes the scientific understanding of plant and soil water interactions/management and also aspects of management of plant parasitic nematodes.   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)
  • BASIS soil and water management
  • MSc Applied Precision Crop Production
  • ARTIS NIAB: Introduction to Precision farming & Drones 
  • BASIS Crop protection: Nematode pests
  • BASIS Advanced Potato: Potato cyst and Free living nematodes.

Research Interests

  • Research interests are mainly based around applied crop science in relation to plant and soil-water interactions.  Dr Grove also maintains a keen interest in the management of plant parasitic nematodes in relation to plant stress.    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.  
  • Sucessful PhD supervision: 10 students.   Current PhD supervision: 5 in progress and 4 writing up

Professional Memberships

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

Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815366

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • 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

  • Association of Applied Biologists Nematology group
  • External PhD and MSc examination
  • Referee for peer reviewed journals
  • Radiological Protection Supervisor

You can contact Dr Ivan Grove if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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