Principal areas of expertise
- Dr. R.P. Bateman has specialised
in pesticide application for over 25 years, having carried out
extensive crop protection work in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
He has a particular interest in Controlled Droplet Application
techniques and 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 he was the formulation and application
specialist for LUBILOSA Programme: international, collaborative
(between CABI Bioscience, IITA, CILSS and GTZ) research dedicated
to the biological control of locusts and grasshoppers using the
fungus pathogen Metarhizum anisopliae.
- 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, University of London; editorial
board member, Pest Management Science.
- 2003 - Present: Research &
Development Manager, International Pesticide Application Research
Centre (IPARC), Silwood Park, Acot, UK. Current research: RPU
techniques for cocoa disease control in Latin America (USDA sponsored).
- 1989 - 2003: CABI Bioscience (previously
International Institute for Biological Control). Mostly as biopesticides
fromulation and application specialist for the LUBILOSA Programme.
Developed oil-based formulations of 'Green Muscle'; named, carried
aout laboratory and field testing; prepared toxicology and other
registration documents for the product. Subsequently developed
(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)
- British National
- International Pesticide Application
Research Centre (IPARC), Silwood Park, Acot, UK
- Bateman, 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, UK; pp.129-157.
- Hidalgo, E., Bateman, R., Krauss,
U., ten Hoopen, M., and Martínez, A. (2003 in press) A
field investigation into delivery systems for agents to control
Moniliophthora roreri. Plant Pathology.
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.
- Alves, 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
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
- Lomer 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,
- Cherry, A.,
Jenkins, N., Heviefo, G., Bateman, R. and Lomer, C. (1999) A West
African pilot scale production plant for aerial conidia of Metarhizium
spp. for use as a mycoinsecticide against locusts and grasshoppers.
Biocontrol Science and Technology, 9, 35-51
- Lomer, 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
M.J., Moorhouse, E.R., Bateman, R., Reynolds, S.E and Charnley,
A.K. (1999) The role of destruxins in the pathogenicity of Metarhizium
anisopliae for three species of insect. Journal of Invertebrate
Pathology, 74, 213-223.
- Langewald, 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,
- Bateman, 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. 509-528.
- Alves, 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, 17, 675-679.
- Bateman, 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 (2), 151-158.
- Gillespie, J.P., Bateman, R. and
Charnley, A.K. (1998) Role of cuticle-degrading proteases in the
virulence of Metarhizium spp. for the desert locust, Schistocerca
gregaria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 71, 128-137.
- Bateman, 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.
- Kooyman, 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,
- Bateman, R.P. 1997 The development
of a mycoinsecticide for the control of locusts and grasshoppers.
Outlook on Agriculture 26, 13-18.
- Griffiths, 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.
- Price, 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, 16,345-351
- Bateman, 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, 6,
- Prior, C., Bateman, R.P. and Moore,
D. (1995) Entomopathogenic sprays. UK Patent, GB2255018B,
- Moore, 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.
- Ball, 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, 4, 289-296.
- McClatchie, G.V., Moore, D., Bateman,
R.P. and Prior, C. (1994) Effects of temperature on the viability
of the conidia of Metarhizium flavoviride in oil formulations.
Mycological Research, 98, 749-756.
- Bateman, 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, 145-152.
- Bateman, R.P. (1993) Simple, standardised
methods for recording droplet measurements and estimation of deposits
from controlled droplet applications. Crop Protection,
- Lomer, C.J., Bateman, R.P., Godonou,
I., Kpindu, D., Shah, P.A., Paraiso, A. & Prior, C. (1993) Field
infection of Zonocerus variegatus following application
of an oil-based formulation of Metarhizium flavoviride
conidia. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 3, 337-346.
- Moore, D., Bridge, P.D., Higgins,
P.M., Bateman, R.P., Prior, C. (1993) Ultra-violet radiation damage
to Metarhizium flavoviride conidia and the protection given
by vegetable and mineral oils and chemical sunscreens. Annals
of Applied Biology, 122, 605-616.