Cyst-forming nematodes

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Detection of cyst-forming nematodes through extraction from soil

Rübenfeld mit Nematodenbefall
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Rübenfeld mit Nematodenbefall

Cyst-forming nematodes have major economic consequences in potato, beet and cereal crops as well as in field vegetables. Significant yield losses can occur through an infestation with cyst-forming nematodes.

Such losses can reach up to 50 percent in a susceptible variety and adverse conditions as, for instance, high initial and/or early infestation as well as poor water supply.

Examination is performed by extracting cyst-forming nematodes from soil samples using the soil sample extractor.

Rübenfeld mit Nematodenbefall
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Rübenfeld mit Nematodenbefall

Cyst-forming nematodes have major economic consequences in potato, beet and cereal crops as well as in field vegetables. Significant yield losses can occur through an infestation with cyst-forming nematodes.

Such losses can reach up to 50 percent in a susceptible variety and adverse conditions as, for instance, high initial and/or early infestation as well as poor water supply.

Examination is performed by extracting cyst-forming nematodes from soil samples using the soil sample extractor.

Soil sampling

Soil sampling

A soil analysis to test for sugar beet nematodes should be made with a soil sampler, making at least 200 punctures per hectare from a depth of 0 cm to 30 cm.

From this, a composite sample of 1 litre of soil is prepared. The sample should then be poured into a freezer bag and labelled legibly.

Please fill in the request form for customers of the Institute for Sustainable Plant Production legibly and enclose it with the sample.

Sample storage and transportation

The samples should be completely protected from drying out and kept refrigerated (below 8°C) until transport.
Transport should be facilitated as quickly as possible.

Services and prices

Services and prices

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MEKU soil sample extractor
MEKU-Bodenprobenextraktor

The examination of soil samples is performed in the laboratory using the MEKU soil sample extractor. MEKU is a programme-controlled laboratory apparatus used in nematology. It operates on the principle of the Seinhorst elutriator and is able to handle both dry and wet samples. The diagnosis includes the evaluation of cysts contained in the samples, species identification as well as viability of the cysts. The result will be communicated by means of an examination report.

Price for laboratory testing as of 1st January 2017

  • Sugar beet nematodes per hectare €60.05 excl. 20% VAT.
  • Further prices to test for cyst-forming nematodes are available upon request.

Sample submission

Sample submission

Samples may be forwarded by post or parcel services as well as submitted personally during the following times:

Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 4pm
Friday from 7.30am to 3pm

Should you require a personal consultation or further information, please contact our experts any time between 7.30am and 3.30pm (daily).

Sample submission

AGES – Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
Division for Food Security
Department of Plant Health in Field and Garden Cultivation
Spargelfeldstraße 191, 1220 Vienna

E-Mail: ines.gablno@Spam@agesno.Spam.at
E-Mail: hermann.hausdorfno@Spam@agesno.Spam.at

How to get there

Please click here for a detailed route description.

 


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