Category Archives: Nematodes

Not Just Hype: Know Your Type (Soybean Cyst Nematode Type Tests)

Results of Soybean Cyst Nematode Type Testing 2014 and 2015 Fred Warner, Angela Tenney and G. W. Bird Introduction A soybean cyst nematode (SCN) type test is an assay that characterizes an SCN population. SCN type testing can aid growers in selection of SCN-resistant soybean varieties. The test measures nematode development on three sources of […]

Turf Problems… It could be nematodes!

Fred Warner Diagnostic Services I once read a statement that some golf courses/country clubs spend up to $50,000 per year on fungicides. Obviously that figure implies there are some serious diseases of turf caused by fungi. But, what about nematodes? They too can cause serious problems but are often ignored. I’m often fond of saying, […]

Processing Samples for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic animals. The longest plant-parasitic nematode found in MI measures about 6 mm (ca. 1⁄4 inch) in length and that is the corn needle nematode. Female cyst nematodes achieve large enough sizes where they can be seen with the naked eye attached to roots on which they are feeding. However, to identify […]