Ohio State Continues Corn Nematode Field Survey

Counties being sampled for corn nematode in 2014.

Co-Authors also are Abasola Simon and Anne Rugh.

This season, researchers from the department of Plant Pathology at Ohio State will again be sampling corn fields for nematodes. This is the third and final year of a three-year project to determine which nematodes are present in Ohio’s corn fields and at what levels. Sampling will begin during the week of June 9 and end during the second week of July. We plan to collect samples from a total of 18 Ohio counties:

a)      During week of 06/09/2014, Jackson, Vinton and Hocking

b)      During week of 06/16/2014, Pickaway, Fayette and Clark

c)       During week of 06/23/2014, Shelby, Logan and Union

d)      During week of 06/30/2014, Huron, Morrow and Knox

e)      During week of 07/07/2014, Mercer, Hardin and Paulding

f)       During week of 07/14/2014, Henry, Sandusky and Fulton

We will be sampling from fields under continuous-corn, corn-soybean rotation, and corn-wheat rotation. This is an important project that will eventually help us to determine how much damage and losses nematodes are causing to our corn crop. This information will also be useful for developing nematode management guidelines. We will be working closely with your county Extension Educators to help us identify fields, however, if you have a field you would like us to sample, please contact me atpaul.661@osu.edu or 330-263-3842 or my Research Associate, Anne Rugh atrugh.3@osu.edu

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