Our next offering of the Plant-Parasitic Nematode Identification Course will be December 7-13, 2013 in Clemson, SC, USA.
This program is part of a continuing effort by Clemson University to provide services designed to update and increase the efficiency of professionals from public and private institutions and independant consultants in the fields of plant pathology and nematology. Accurate nematode identification is important in the management of turfgrass, field and fruit crops and vegetables.
The course provides beginning training in separation of nematodes from soil and plant material and identification of nematodes to genus. Seven Continuing Education Units and a certificate are given for successful completion of the course. There are approximately 30 hours of formally presented material and 40 hours of laboratory instruction. Each person is provided with dissecting and compound microscopes and fresh specimens of 26 common plant-parasitic nematode genera. Participants have the opportunity to study and learn to identify the nematodes at their own pace.
Pre-registration is required. Early registration is suggested because enrollment is limited to 16 participants. The registration fee is $850 US, which includes instruction, laboratory equipment, workbook, and Plant-Parasitic Nematodes - A Pictorial Key to Genera. There are no scholarships or fellowships. See our on-line registration form (or you may print a copy of the registration form).
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sleep Inn, Clemson, 864/653-6000. Breakfast is included. Please plan to stay in this hotel to facilitate transportation and socializing. Make your reservations by asking for a room under code "Nematode." This code will make available our block of rooms at the discount rate.
For more information, contact Dr. Paula Agudelo at 864/656-5741 or e-mail email@example.com.