Situation of Globodera pallida in Finland in 2011
In 2011, official surveys were conducted in Finland for the presence of Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 List). In total, 894 soil samples were tested in 2011 (188 samples from seed potato fields – 668 samples from ware/industrial potato fields – 38 samples from fields grown with other plants). Out of these 894 samples, 252 had been collected in 2010 but were not included in the survey report for 2010, and a large number of samples collected in 2011 are still awaiting analysis. All samples tested in 2011 gave negative results. The NPPO of Finland recalled that G. pallida had been detected in 4 fields in 2002 and 2 fields in 2004. Because eradication measures are being applied for at least 9 years, the NPPO stated that 2 fields are still considered as contaminated.
The situation of Globodera pallida in Finland can be described as follows: Present, few records (2 fields), under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2012-03).