Handling and Submitting the Sample

Handling and Submitting the Sample-

Only live nematodes are recovered by some of the assays we use, so improper handling procedures can compromise the information you receive. Avoid placing samples in areas warmer than 78 degrees: place bags in the shade in the field and store indoors at room temperature or cooler. Do not throw, shake, or agitate samples. If mixing cores to collect a subsample, stir the soil gently but thoroughly. Use a bag or container that will keep samples moist.

 We assay about a pint of soil so the sample may be reduced in size before sending.

 Send or deliver samples to:

Nematode Diagnostic Lab
University of Wisconsin
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Attention: Dr. Ann MacGuidwin
484 Russell Labs

 

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