OSU Nematode Testing Service - Services and fees

TheĀ Oregon State University Nematode Testing ServiceĀ is a fee-based service for the identification of plant-parasitic nematodes. Fees are based on submission of samples taken according to the sampling and submission guidelines. Additional fees may be assessed for deviations from these guidelines.

Statutory Authority: ORS 351. Filed and effective June 22, 1976. Revised 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007. 2010, 2012, 2013.

Service Fee
Soil sample Extract and count plant parasites by genus: $55
Root sample Extract and count plant parasites by genus: $55
Species identification $50 per genus per sample for routine species*; $75/hour for others (requires additional research time)
Other services Other services include foliar nematode extraction and ID, cyst extraction and ID, root-knot egg extraction, pinewood nematode extraction and ID, and seed gall nematode extraction: charge will be negotiated with client prior to service.

*Routine species identifications include species of plant-pathogenic genera commonly encountered in the Pacific NW quadrant of the United States: Pratylenchus penetrans, P. neglectus, P. crenatus, P. vulnus, and P. thornei; Meloidogyne hapla, M. chitwoodi and M. naasi; Paratrichodorus allius, and Xiphinema americanum.