First report of Globodera rostochiensis on potatoes in Iran
In June 2008, several ware potato (Solanum tuberosum) fields in the western part of Iran (Hamadan Province) showed patches (20 to 200 m²) of poor growth. Affected potato plants showed severe stunting, leaf yellowing and wilting. The presence of cyst nematodes could be observed on the roots. Cysts and second stage juveniles were extracted from samples of soil and potato roots and were identified (morphology and molecular tests) as Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 List). G. pallida was not detected in the tested samples. This is the first report of G. rostochiensis in Iran.
The situation of Globodera rostochiensis in Iran can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008 on potato fields in the western part of Iran (Hamadan Province).
Gitty M, Tanha Maafi Z (2009) First report of a potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, on potato, in Iran. New Disease Reports vol. 19 (February 2009 to August 2009) http://www.bspp.org.uk/publications/new-disease-reports/ndr.php?id=019038