Looking for garlic growers who would like their soil of their 2015 garlic fields tested for Stem and Bulb Nematode

If you are a garlic grower and you have seen stem and bulb nematode damage in your garlic crop this year, the OMAFRA/University of Guelph Garlic Nematode Research and Extension Team would like to find out how many nematodes are left in the soil after you harvest. We will come out to your garlic field, take soil samples where the infested garlic was grown, analyse the soil for stem and bulb nematodes and send you the results of the testing for your individual fields. This service will be free for the first 30 garlic growers who are willing to participate. All information will be kept confidential regarding individual fields and location but the provincial results on what we find will be presented at a future GGAO meeting excluding location and names of participating growers. If you have stem and bulb nematode in your garlic crop this year and would like to know how many are left over in the soil after harvest, please contact Michael Celetti (OMAFRA) or Marion Paibomesai (OMAFRA) below ASAP to arrange for a time and visit to collect soil samples:

Michael Celetti, Plant Pathologist, Horticulture Crops Program Lead
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ph. (519) 824-4120 ext.58910
Email: michael.celetti@ontario.ca
Marion Paibomesai, Vegetable Crops Specialist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ph. (519) 826-4963
Email: marion.paibomesai@ontario.ca

 

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