Blog: The Wheat Sheaf

Wheat growers from southern Alberta needed for nematode research survey

Olds College is conducting a survey on plant parasitic Cereal Cyst and Root Lesion Nematodes in Alberta. Nematode damage occur in patches, and the only way to accurately diagnose a problem is to sample soil and plant material from the suspected field and perform lab analysis.

Researchers are looking to collect samples from poor performing patches in wheat fields and investigate if they have migrated into southern Alberta. If you know of any mysteriously, poor performing patches within 20 kilometres of the U.S. and Canada border, and are willing to participate, please contact Shabeg S. Briar (P. Ag) at 587-574-0888 or

View the letter to cereal growers for more information on the survey.

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