Principal areas of expertise
Dr. R.P. Bateman has specialised in
pesticide application for over 30 years, having carried out extensive
crop protection work in Asia, Africa and the Americas. He has a
particular interest in application techniques: for pesticides in
general and microbial control agents in particular. He has first
hand experience of locust control and pest management of apples,
cocoa, cotton, coconuts, maize, sugar cane, rice and vegetables.
The overall aim of his work is the alleviation of the more deleterious
aspects of using pesticides by improving the specificity, efficiency
and timing of their application (rational pesticide use strategies).
- Authority on the application of
biopesticides. For twelve years: formulation and application specialist
for LUBILOSA Programme:
carrying out international-collaborative research dedicated to
the biological control of locusts and grasshoppers using the fungus
pathogen Metarhizum anisopliae var acridum. Currently
working mostly on management of
cocoa insect pests and diseases.
- Chairman of the British Crop Protection
Council Expert Working Group on Application Methods and session
organiser for New Insecticides section of the Brighton Conference.
Academic Visitor, Imperial College London; editorial board member,
Pest Management Science.
- 2003 -
Research & Development Manager, International Pesticide Application
Research Centre (IPARC), Silwood Park, Ascot, UK. Current research:
RPU techniques for cocoa disease control in Latin America (sponsored
by Mars Inc. USDA and Cocoa Research UK).
- 1989 - 2003: CABI (previously International
Institute for Biological Control). Mostly as biopesticides formulation
and application specialist for the LUBILOSA Programme. Developed
oil-based formulations of 'Green Muscle': named, carried out laboratory
and field testing; prepared toxicology and other registration
documents for the product. Subsequently developed the 'Myco-Harvester'
(with collaborators) a device for improved mycopesticide spore
separation. Other projects include: biopesticide training, project
development activities and water hyacinth control.
- 1985 - 1989: UK, Zimbabwe, Malawi
(Industry sponsored Ph.D. project followed by consultancy for
further field evaluation of thiodicarb (a carbamate insecticide).
- 1981 - 1985: Viet Nam (FAO) - Consultant/
technical adviser with various crop protection projects, including
management of large supply programme (total US$10 million). Also
worked on pesticide field trials, extension and assisted with
setting up of a pesticide quality control laboratory run by the
Plant Protection Department.
- 1976 - 1979: Philippines (VSO) -
Teaching Entomology at Xavier University agricultural Complex,
Cagayan de Oro (included extension work on rice, maize and coconuts).
- University of Manchester, B.Sc.(Hons)
Zoology, (1971 - 1974)
- University of London, Imperial College,
M.Sc. in Applied Entomology (tropical & temperate), (1979
- Ph.D., University of London, Imperial
"Controlled Droplet Application of Particulate Suspensions of
a Carbamate Insecticide." (1985 - 1989)
RP, Jessop NH (2008) Motorised mistblowers: their performance
and rationale in developing countries. Aspects of Applied Biology,
P.R., D.P. Roberts, M.C. Bon, T. Widmer,1, G.J. Samuels, A. Ismaiel,
A.D. Begoude, T. Tchana, E. Nyemb-Tshomb, M. Ndoumbe-Nkeng, R.P.
Bateman, D. Fontem, K.P. Hebbar (2007) Isolation and identification
of mycoparasitic isolates of Trichoderma asperellum with potential
for suppression of black pod disease of cacao in Cameroon. Biological
Control 43: 202-212.
BM, Bateman RP (2006) Effects of chemical and botanical insecticides
used for locust control on Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum
conidia after short- to medium-term storage at 30°C. Biocontrol
Science and Technology, 16: 761-776.
RP, Matthews GA, Bals TE, Hewitt AJ (2006) The BCPC nozzle classification
scheme: progress, protocols and international promotion. Aspects
of Applied Biology, 77: 43-50.
R.P. (2006) The BCPC nozzle classification scheme: progress, protocols
and international promotion. Aspects of Applied Biology,
R.P., E Hidalgo, J García, C Arroyo, MG ten Hoopen, V Adonijah,
U Krauss (2005) Application of chemical and biological agents
for the management of frosty pod rot (Moniliophthora roreri)
in Costa Rican cocoa (Theobroma cacao). Annals of Applied
Biology, 147: 129-138.
R.P., Holmes, K.A., Krauss, U., Padi, B. (2004) Future tactics
and tools for pest management. In: Flood, J. (ed) Cocoa Futures,
pp 77-93. CABI FEDERACAFE USDA.
R. (2004) The use of narrow-angle cone nozzles to spray cocoa
pods and other slender biological targets. Crop Protection
G.A. and Bateman, R.P. (2004) Classification criteria for Fog
and Mist application of pesticides. Aspects of Applied Biology
R.P. (2003) Rational Pesticide Use: spatially and temporally targeted
application of specific products. In: Optimising Pesticide
Use Ed. M. Wilson, Publ. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester,
E., Bateman, R., Krauss, U., ten Hoopen, M., and Martínez,
A. (2003) A field investigation into delivery systems for agents
to control Moniliophthora roreri. European Journal of
Plant Pathology 109: 953-961.
R, Luke, B. and Alves R. (2002) Observations on the application
of oil-based formulations of mycopesticides. In: Spray Oils
Beyond 2000. Eds. GAG.Beattie et al., Publ. University of
W. Sydney, Australia, pp. 321-329.
R.T., Bateman, R.P., Gunn, J., Prior, C., Leather, S.R. (2002)
Effects of different formulations on viability and medium-term
storage of Metarhizium anisopliae conidia. Neotropical
Entomology 31: 91-99
R and Chapple, A. (2001) The Spray Application of Mycopesticides.
In: Fungal Biocontrol Agents - Progress, Problems and Potential
(eds. T. Butt, C. Jackson & N. Magan). Publ. CAB International,
Wallingford, UK. Ch. 11, 289-309
C.J., Bateman R.P., Johnson D.L., Langwald, J. and Thomas, M.
(2001) Biological Control of Locusts and Grasshoppers. Annual
Review of Entomology 46:667 -702
A.C., Downer, R.A. and Bateman, R.P. (2000) Theory and practice
of microbial insecticide application. In L. Lacey & H. Kaya (eds.)
(2000) Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology.
Kluwer, NL; Ch. I-2 5-37
R.P. Matthews G.A. and Hall, F.R.(2000) Ground-based application
equipment. In L. Lacey & H. Kaya (eds.) (2000) Field Manual
of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. Kluwer, NL; Ch. III-1,
C.J., Bateman, R.P., Dent, D., De Groote, H., Douro-Kpindou, O.,-K.,
Kooyman, C., Langewald, J., Ouambama, Z., Peveling, R. and Thomas,
M. (1999) Development of strategies for the incorporation of biological
pesticides into the integrated management of locusts and grasshoppers.
Agricultural and Forest Entomology 1: 71-88
J., Ouambama, Z., Mamadou, A., Peveling, R., Stolz, I., Bateman,
R., Attignon, S., Blanford, S., Arthurs, S., & Lomer, C. (1999)
Comparison of an organophosphate insecticide with a mycoinsecticide
for the control of Oedaleus senegalensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
and other Sahelian grasshoppers at an operational scale. Biocontrol
Science and Technology, 9: 199-214.
R.P. (1998) Delivery systems and Protocols for Biopesticides.
In Biopesticides: Use and Delivery Eds. F.R. Hall &
J. Menn, Publ. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA; Chapter 27, pp.
R.T., Bateman, R.P., Prior, C and Leather, S.R. (1998) Effects
of simulated solar radiation on conidial germination of Metarhizium
anisopliae in different formulations. Crop Protection,
R.P., Douro-Kpindu, O.K., Kooyman, C., Lomer, C. and Oambama,
Z. (1998) Some observations on the dose transfer of mycoinsecticide
sprays to desert locusts. Crop Protection, 17: 151-158.
R.P. (1997) Methods of application of microbial pesticide formulations
for the control of grasshoppers and locusts. Memoirs of the
Entomological Society of Canada, 171: 67-79.
C., Bateman, R.B., Langewald, J., Lomer, C.J., Ouambama, Z. and
Thomas, M.B. (1997) Operational-scale application of entomopathogenic
fungi for the control of Sahelian grasshoppers. Proceedings
of the Royal Society London B, 264: 541-546.
R.P. (1997) The development of a mycoinsecticide for the control
of locusts and grasshoppers. Outlook on Agriculture 26:
J. and Bateman, R.P. (1997) evaluation of the Francombe MkII Exhaust
Nozzle Sprayer to apply oil-based formulations of Metarhizium
flavoviride for locust control. Pesticide Science, 51:176-184.
R.E., Bateman, R.P., Brown, H.D., Butler, E.T. and Mller, E.J.
(1997) Aerial spray trials against brown locust (Locustana
pardalina, Walker) nymphs in South Africa using oil-based
formulations of Metarhizium flavoviride. Crop Protection,
R.P., Carey, M., Batt, D., Prior, C., Abraham, Y., Moore, D.,
Jenkins, N. and Fenlon, J. (1996) Screening for virulent isolates
of entomopathogenic fungi against the desert locust, Schistocerca
gregaria (Forskål). Biocontrol Science and Technology,
C., Bateman, R.P. and Moore, D. (1995) Entomopathogenic sprays.
UK Patent, GB2255018B, 36 pp.
D., Bateman, R.P., Carey, M. and Prior, C. (1995) Long term storage
of Metarhizium flavoviride conidia in oil formulations
for the control of locusts and grasshoppers. Biocontrol Science
and Technology, 5: 193-199.
B.V. Pye, B.J., Carreck, N.L., Moore, D. and Bateman, R.P. (1994)
Laboratory testing of a mycopesticide on non-target organisms:
the effects of an oil formulation of Metarhizium flavoviride
applied to Apis mellifera. Biocontrol Science and Technology,
R., Carey, M., Moore, D., Prior, C. (1993) The enhanced infectivity
of Metarhizium flavoviride in oil formulations to desert
locusts at low humidities. Annals of Applied Biology, 122:
Bateman, R.P. (1993) Simple, standardised methods for recording
droplet measurements and estimation of deposits from controlled
droplet applications. Crop Protection, 12: 201-206.