PhD research: Factors influencing establishment and damage of Potato Cyst Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis), and use of resistance for its management in Uganda

October 2023 to September 2028
globodera rostochiensis
nematode diversity
potato damage
cropping systems
socio-economic factors
plant resistance
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) (Uganda)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Biology and Life Sciences

Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are quarantine pests causing potato losses in Uganda. Understanding the agronomic and socio-economic factors that influence their establishment and proliferation are important for their management. I will generate information on the effect of cropping systems and socio-economic factors on PCN populations, and use of natural resistance to guide growers and other stakeholders on appropriate management strategies.