Welcome to Rob Jacobson Consultancy

RJC is a specialist consultancy providing award winning services to the horticultural industry.

We focus on integrated pest management (IPM) and are one of very few organisations who specialise in the implementation of whole IPM programmes. This is achieved via direct consultancy, training and contract R&D.

We approach each new project by assembling a unique team of appropriately qualified associates. Past projects have involved various combinations of growers, consultants, supply companies, researchers and academics.

Read on to learn more about our recent activities and successes:

Recent Activities

AAB: Dr Jacobson stands down after 12 years

Prof Toby Bruce has paid tribute to the voluntary work done for the AAB by Dr Jacobson over the past 12 years - “his extensive experience bridges the divide between academic theory and industrial practice” and his “Advances in IPM conferences are probably the UK's foremost IPM event”. (Go to Testimonials)

Tuta absoluta: Mating disruption trials underway

RJC is working with tomato growers to determine the role that a mating disruption system (Isonet-T) could have in their IPM programme. The project is funded by AHDB Horticulture. Early results look very promising. Watch this space for more information.

Contract with UK-China Training Ltd

Dr Jacobson was presented with a momento by the leader of a delegation of Chinese academics following his delivery of a highly successful IPM training course. (Go to Courses & Conferences for details of this and other events)

IPM: The 10 year plan

Dr Jacobson led the team which organised the AAB’s 2015 IPM conference at The Wyndam Garden Hotel, Marston, UK on 18&19 November 2105. The conference incorporated the 2015 Bewley lectures which celebrated 100 years of research in UK crops. (Go to Courses & Conferences)

Australian collaboration

Leading Australian tomato grower successfully implements biologically-based pest control techniques in 20 hectares of premium quality speciality tomato crops (Go to Testimonials)

Working with Horticulture New Zealand

Dr Jacobson was key note speaker at Horticulture NZ’s national conference in Auckland and provided consultancy services to NZ tomato and pepper growers (Go to Courses & Conferences and Testimonials)

NRoSO Spray operator courses

Current "10 point" courses for spray operators include "IPM: Putting theory into practice" and "Insect & mite pests: Biology & control" (Go to Courses & Conferences)

Enhancing biocontrol establishment

Ongoing work is demonstrating how the use of carefully presented supplementary food can speed up the establishment of biocontrol agents.

IPM Training

Swedish growers, researchers and practitioners become the latest of 12 countries to benefit from IPM training from RJC Ltd (Go to Courses & Conferences)

Tuta absoluta

IPM compatible strategy developed for this new pest (Go to Testimonials and Information Sheets for this and other successful projects)

Southern Green Shieldbug

Factsheet via HDC aids recognition of this new and potentially devastating pest (Go to Information Sheets for this and more)

Advances in IPM 2014
IPM: Pushing back the frontiers

Another two successful IPM conferences organised through the AAB (Go to Courses & Conferences for this and other successful events)

BTGA Conference

Dr Jacobson chairs the 2013 British Tomato Conference (Go to Courses & Conferences)

Aphid IPM

Why is IPM of aphids so difficult? (Go to Testimonials)