First report of Globodera pallida in Czech Republic
Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found for the first time in Czech Republic in 1998 on a private plot where the occurrence of Globodera rostochiensis was being retested. Two cysts out of 20 cysts obtained from the soil sample were identified as Globodera pallida. The nematode population found was a mixture of pathotypes, with a predominance of Ro1. Cysts were determined by the laboratory of State Phytosanitary Administration and results were confirmed by a reference laboratory of nematology at the Czech Agriculture University in Prague by using PCR. A survey on the presence of potato cysts nematodes is regularly carried out in the country, both by field inspections and testing of soil samples. The situation of G. pallida in Czech Republic can be described as follows: Present only in one place, under eradication.
NPPO of CZ, 2001-09.