First report of Globodera pallida in Hungary
The NPPO of Hungary recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found for the first time in 2001 during inspection of fields placed under official control because of the presence of G. rostochiensis. Cysts of G. pallida were found in fields of 5 growers at 3 locations of the county of Pest (Alsónémedi, Bugyi, Nyársapát), corresponding in total to an infested area of 8 ha. The infested area was placed under official control. Phytosanitary actions were taken to contain the pest according to the provisions laid down in the Hungarian phytosanitary regulation (item 1.1.2 of the Ministerial Decree 7/2001 (I.17) FVM) which is in compliance with the EU Council Directive 69/465/EEC on potato cyst nematodes. National surveys will continue in 2002. The situation of G. pallida in Hungary can be described as follows: Present, found for the first time in 2001, at 3 production sites in the county of Pest.
NPPO of Hungary, 2002-08.