Nematology

The Nematology Laboratory at SASA provides technical support through the detection and identification of plant-parasitic nematodes (eelworms). Our work of the Laboratory supports the Scottish Government's Plant Health Service in the implementation of the plant health regulations and through meeting the requirements of the Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS). The Scottish potato industry benefits from the production of seed potatoes that meet high standards of plant health, minimising the loss of quality and yield that these pests can cause.

The Nematology Laboratory is able to offer the following services in relation to the diagnoses and control of Potato Cyst Nematodes: