General free-living plant-parasitic nematodes from soil: Basic

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General free-living plant-parasitic nematodes from soil: Basic
  • Method Used
  • Parameters Tested
  • Minimum Sample
    500g Soil
  • Minimum no. of samples required

Our expert nematologists will analyse your soil samples for free-living nematodes which includes the extraction, count and identification to group (including root-lesion nematodes, but with the exception of virus vectors which require specialist extraction methods). This can give you the initial analysis required to point your prevention strategies in the correct direction.

This information can begin to inform your disease prevention and management strategies to ensure any potential crop loss is minimised.

With large amounts of free living nematodes within your soil significantly reducing your crops ability to uptake nutrients and water, it is important to begin detailed analysis as early as possible within your cultivation timeline. This is due to the increased competition for valuable elements required for growth in your soil and can result in a lack of vigour, chlorosis, and/or reduced growth rates.

A wide range of nematode species may require tailored preventative measures to ensure effective crop yield protection occurs. These tailored measures can only be successful with adequate information to inform them. Fera plant health experts are experienced in providing these detailed insights into the state of your field.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

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Sample Information

500g of soil

Parameters Tested


Turnaround Time

10 - 15 working days

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