Meloidogyne fallax detected in Basse-Normandie region (FR)
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of Meloidogyne fallax (EPPO A2 List) in Basse-Normandie region during an official survey. This survey was targeting M. chitwoodi (EPPO A2 List) which has recently been found in this region and which is subject to an eradication campaign (see EPPO RS 2012/235). In June 2013, M. fallax was detected in soil samples collected from a pasture of 0.1 ha cultivated with Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass) during the last 5 years. No particular symptoms were observed on this pasture. The identity of the nematode was confirmed by the ANSES-LSV laboratory (Le Rheu) in July 2013. The origin of this infestation is unknown. Phytosanitary measures are being implemented to eradicate M. fallax.
The pest status of Meloidogyne fallax in France is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of France (2013-07).