EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/080

First report of Globodera pallida in Denmark

In Denmark, official inspections, soil sampling and testing for the presence of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida, both EPPO A2 List) have been regularly carried out by the NPPO. These official surveys are conducted in all fields proposed for seed potato production and in a selected range of ware potato fields. In addition, outdoor plant nurseries are officially tested for the presence of potato cyst nematodes before they enter production. For the last 25 years prior to 2012, G. pallida had never been found in Denmark. However in 2012, G. pallida was detected for the first time in 4 ware potato fields (belonging to 2 growers) in the South-western part of Denmark. These 2 outbreaks are currently under eradication.
The pest status of Globodera pallida in Denmark is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.


IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Denmark. Two minor outbreaks of Globodera pallida are under eradication in Denmark (2013-03-12). https://www.ippc.int/index.php