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Plant-Parasitic Nematode Identification Course

December 8-15, 2023

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About the Program

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 independent 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 20 hours of formally presented material and 30 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.

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Please contact Dr. Khanal before registration about the availability of seats.

Phone: 864-656-5741

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Dr. Khanal has reserved a block of rooms at Best Western in Clemson at a reduced rate. Please plan to stay in this hotel to facilitate socialization and transportation to the campus. Make your reservations using the link below or ask for a room under code "Plant Nematology" by calling the hotel at 864-986-6200.

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Transportation to Campus

The nearest airport to the campus is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Please plan on riding a taxi or rental car from the airport to the hotel as no shuttle services are available. Transportation from the hotel to campus during the course period will be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. Khanal at 864-656-5741 or e-mail

Plant-Parasitic Nematode Identification Course
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