Nematology Research

At the Florida headquarters near Tampa, we maintain a complete nematology facility including a dedicated laboratory, greenhouses, field micro-plots, advanced microscopy, and pure cultures of important pest nematode species. Also, several of our California and Florida farms have in-ground micro-plots that isolate nematode populations for close monitoring of responses to test substances. In these vessels, different soil types, selected nematode species, and individual crop plants are studied with minimal variability and hence experimental repeatability. These methods also minimize experimental cost and can answer very specific questions reguarding efficacy, longevity, potential for phytotoxicity, nematode life stage mortality, and specific plant responses such as plant growth, tolerance to foliar pests, and crop yield.

Pacific Ag Research fumigation equipment being used to remove soil-borne pests such as nematodes

Pacific Ag Research fumigation equipment being used to remove soil-borne pests such as nematodes

The nematology lab at Florida Ag Research

The nematology lab at Florida Ag Research

Some of our nematology research capabilities include: