Portable cyst extractor: detecting cyst nematodes in the field.


For on-site detection of cysts, a portable cyst extraction kit was constructed from nine readily available items. The portable cyst extractor detected cysts in a range of 1-117 cysts/100 g soil from 42 fields. Samples processed by this kit in fields were clean and easy to examine, possibly because the kit is a compact version of the standard wet-sieving technique used in the laboratory. The portable cyst extractor has several advantages over traditional survey methods: i) diagnosis of cyst infestations in the field accurately and rapidly most of the year and ii) reduction in the labor of samplings and transportation of soil samples.

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@article{Kim1995PortableCE, title={Portable cyst extractor: detecting cyst nematodes in the field.}, author={Do Gyeum Kim and Robert D Riggs}, journal={Journal of nematology}, year={1995}, volume={27 1}, pages={125-6} }