It is not too early to start planning for nematode testing in your corn and soybean fields. Tamara Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska regularly talks about corn nematodes and gives some great advice from sampling for nematodes to dealing with nematodes. Check out this interview with Ms. Jackson regarding this topic. Lots of helpful information.
In addition, check out the guide above or on the Midwest Laboratories site for more information on nematode analysis.
Here are a few tips mentioned in the video:
- Collect soil samples from the root zone.
- Place soils in sealed, plastic bags.
- Contact the lab for specific sample techniques
- Provide two cups of soil for analysis
Make sure and know the facts when it comes to sampling for nematodes.