The University of Delaware Nematode Assay Service processes samples on Tuesdays of each week. This fee based service provides identification and enumeration of plant parasitic nematodes in soil and plant tissue. The next set-up date will be August 21, 2012. Please note fee changes, and utilize the new form available as a pdf on the website, available by clicking here. A completed form must accompany submitted soil samples. Troubleshooting plant and root samples may be submitted at any time. For more information visit the UD Plant Diagnostic Clinic website or call 302-831-1390. The Clinic is located in 151 Townsend Hall, 531 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware. A parking space for sample drop offs is located behind Townsend Hall.
For a useful video on how to sample for nematodes, visit the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources YouTube page. Or, see this video for diagnosing nematode damage in the field.