KirK is a contractor for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and several state seed departments providing surface soil sampling for Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN). PCN is a microscopic roundworm which causes growth retardation or at very high densities damage to the roots and early senescence of potato crops. Occurrence of PCN in the U.S. has been limited to a small area in Idaho. APHIS and state seed departments provide soil screening to verify that U.S. potatoes are PCN-free prior to export and to aid in early detection of PCN. KirK uses USDA approved sampling methods for seed potato and commercial production fields.

Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Soil Sampling

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KirK Engineering & Natural Resources, Inc. is a environmental and natural resource consulting firm with offices in Sheridan and Missoula, Montana. KirK provides PCN sampling services using USDA approved sampling methods for seed potato and commercial production fields.

PCN sampling for North Dakota potato producers

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