In 2021 we were contacted by potato farmers on the Isle of Jersey who want to see if pyroligneous acid can have any positive effect mitigating potato cyst nematode that plagues the growers there. The Isle of Jersey, one of the channel isles near France, is home to the Jersey Royal Potato. In fact, the Jersey Royal Potato is only grown on the Isle of Jersey and nowhere else in the world.
After a zoom call, we set up a greenhouse trial with one of the growers. The trial was set to begin in December 2021. The trial design included 2 treatment groups and one control group. Each group comprised 4 rows of potatoes.