Nematodes are primarily found around the roots of plants, either directly in/on the roots or in the surrounding soil. Focus on soil samples in the root zone of symptomatic or suspect plants. Include both soil and roots in your sample if possible. A total sample size of a pint to one quart should be sufficient for analysis.
Samples should be collected in ziplock bags that are clearly labeled. Keep the samples as cool as possible (keep out of direct sunlight on hot vehicles) until shipping. If not shipping the same day samples are collected, keep the samples in a refrigerator until they are sent out. Ship samples to the address listed below. If paying electronically, please use the "Electronic Payment" button below after submitting your sample form.
Nematodes are one of the world’s most damaging plant pests. Damage to plant root and shoot systems by nematodes contributes to billions of dollars in losses annually. Agricultural crops, home lawns, nurseries, and greenhouses are all susceptible to nematode infestations. By extracting nematodes from plant tissues and the surrounding soil, our team can help develop management plans specifically designed for each client’s unique situation.
Non-regulated soil and plant samples from within Florida
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(Sample results are not released until payment has been received.)
If paying by check or money order, please include the following sample submission form completed with your sample and payment.
Samples should be shipped in a cooler or cardboard box to the address below. Shipping UPS in-state is typically overnight (except the extreme western Panhandle), but check with your shipper to confirm your area is in the overnight window.
If paying by check or money order, include the completed printable sample submission form (bottom of page) and payment ($18 per sample) to:
4643 NW 6th St, Gainesville, Florida 32609, United States
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