Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida found in Lazion region (IT)
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida (both EPPO A2 List) were detected in Lazio region in 2010. During survey activities, the presence of cysts containing viable juveniles was noticed in 7 soil samples which had been collected from potato fields in the province of Viterbo. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of G. rostochiensis in all samples, and of G. pallida in 1 sample. Further surveys will be carried out to delimit the extent of potato cyst nematode infestation in Lazio region and appropriate phytosanitary measures will be taken.
The situation of both Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida in Italy can be described as: Present, under official control.
NPPO of Italy (2010-10).