Globodera rostochiensis detected in Alberta, Canada
In Canada, Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 List) has only been found in Newfoundland, and in small areas in Vancouver Island (Saanich – British Columbia), and Quebec (Saint-Amable). Similarly, G. pallida has only been detected in a small area of Newfoundland (see EPPO RS 2007/156). During the ongoing surveillance programme of seed potato crops, G. rostochiensis was detected in 2 soil samples from 2 farms in Alberta (out of 2721 samples collected from this province). Phytosanitary measures were immediately implemented to contain the pest. Additional sampling and testing are being carried out to delimit the infestation.
The pest status of Globodera rostochiensis in Canada is officially declared as follows: Present, only in some areas (Alberta, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Newfoundland, Quebec), and subject to official control.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System – Official Pest Reports (2007-11-23) Golden nematode – Update on the Canadian situation. http://www.pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=297