Presence of Ditylenchus destructor confirmed in Ontario, Canada
The NPPO of Canada has recently confirmed the presence of Ditylenchus destructor (EU Annexes) in garlic bulbs (Allium sativum) grown on a small farm in the Ottawa region, Ontario. Strict quarantine measures are being implemented on the affected property to prevent the spread of this nematode and include movement prohibitions on soil and restrictions on the end use of any harvested plant materials from the infested field. Investigations are being conducted to identify the possible source of this infestation and its extent.
The pest status of Ditylenchus destructor in Canada is officially declared as: Present (only in some areas) and under official control.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official pest reports. Canada (2011-08-31) Potato rot nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) confirmed in Ontario, Canada. http://pestalert.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=501