Staff Directory - William Watts | Harper Adams University

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William Watts BSc (Hons), MSc, MRSB

Postgraduate Researcher

Researcher Profile

Current research project

  • Investigation of factors affecting biofumigation success against potato cyst nematodes

Research areas of interest

  • Novel pest management strategies for crop protection in tuber and root crops
  • Chemical analysis of biocidal plant volatiles
  • Mechanisation in agriculture

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Applied Biologists
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)

Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815 175

Office: CERC C1 Crop and Environment Research Centre (CERC)


Other publications

  • Watts W D J, Grove I G, Hand P, Back M A. (2016) The importance of Brassica residue quality and placement in biofumigation of potato cyst nematodes 6th International Symposium of Biofumigation, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 24-27th July
  • Watts W D J, Grove I G, Hand P, Back M A (2015) The role of soil moisture in biofumigation of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp.) 8th International Symposium of Integrated Pest Management Salt Lake City, USA 23-26th March
  • Watts W, Grove I, Hand P, Back M. (2015) Brassica residue incorporation technique for optimised biofumigation of potato cyst nematodes. Aspects of Applied Biology 130
  • Watts W D J, Grove I G, Tomalin G, Back M A. (2014) Field screening of biofumigant species for the reduction of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp.) Aspects of Applied Biology 126, pp. 145-151


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