Nematode Fact Sheet
Yesterday, I came across a great article, “CORN NEMATODES” : A Fact Sheet Prepared by the University of Minnesota’s Plant Disease Clinic on the topic of nematodes. The article makes several good points and it is worth reading. Here is a summary of some of the key points made in the article:
- Autumn is the preferred time to collect soil samples for plant nematode analysis.
- Corn Nematodes can reduce grain yields.
- Collecting samples for plant nematodes is different than collecting samples for fertility.
- It is really important to sample after the crop plant has died because.. the nematodes will migrate out into the soil where they can be detected with a soil test.
Read the Entire Fact Sheet
When looking at submitting soil samples for testing, check out the full article on Nematode Testing, it is well worth the read.