Tom Prior

Fera Science

Insights in Optimizing Potato Yields

At British Potato 2015, Chris Dennis, Tom Prior and Paul Brown from Fera Science explains how modern techniques can help farmers to optimize their potato yields and prevent pest infestations or diseases.

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Tom Prior

Biography

Tom is a world leading expert on nemotodes with extensive experience in delivering high quality nematology diagnostics. More
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Tom Prior

Fera Science

Tom is the Senior Plant Nematologist at Fera. As lead nematologist, his role is to deliver a high-quality nematology diagnostic service to a wide range of UK and overseas government and commercial clients. The team utilizes a range of both cutting edge and classical techniques to provide comprehensive diagnostic service covering terrestrial nematodes across the global spectrum of agricultural and horticultural crops. Tom is a member of the European & Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Diagnostics in Nematology panel, the Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) nematology group and International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) working groups. Tom has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers, New Disease Reports and diagnostic protocols. He is a member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB; Senior Plant Health Professional), European Society of Nematologists (ESN) and Systematics Association.