The Maryland Extension Plant Nematology Laboratory is now closed, and will NO LONGER be handling/routing nematode soil samples.
Home gardeners should work with the Home and Garden Information Center to solve landscape problems (telephone 1-800-342-2507 or visit their website at http://www.hgic.umd.edu ).
The Delaware Plant Diagnostic Clinic has agreed to accept Maryland Extension nematode samples.
Plant Diagnostic Clinic
151 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2170
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://ag.udel.edu/Extension/pdc/index.htm (for sample submission instructions and forms)
The Virginia Tech Nematode Assay laboratory has agreed to accept Maryland Extension nematode samples:
Nematode Assay Laboratory
115 Price Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0331 Phone: (540)231-4650
Web site: http://www.ppws.vt.edu/~clinic/nematode.php (for sample submission instructions and forms)
Maryland residents will be directed by Maryland Extension Personnel and Web Resources to additional alternate avenues for submitting soil samples for plant-parasitic nematode diagnostics as they are identified.