Plant-Parasitic Nematode Identification Course

Our next offering of the Plant-Parasitic Nematode Identification Course will be December 9-16, 2022 in Clemson, SC, USA.

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Please contact Dr. Khanal before registration about the availability of seats: (864) 656-5741

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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We have reserved a block of rooms at the 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 Course." This code will make available our block of rooms at the discount rate.

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