The Iowa State University Plant Disease Clinic offers two different nematode analyses for soil samples--the complete nematode count and the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) egg count. Following is a description of how the two analyses differ and when each analysis should be requested. A complete nematode count gives a count of the worm stages of plant-parasitic nematodes in a soil sample. This analysis does not give a count of the SCN eggs that may be contained in the sample.
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Tylka, Gregory L., "Two nematode soil sample analysis options" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1355.
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