The presence of Globodera pallida is suspected in Finland
In southern Finland, the presence of Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is suspected in four small farms. All farms are located in the same community. Cysts were used for the morphological identification of the nematode but, as they did not contain living larvae, new samples will have to be taken in spring. The possible origin of this infestation is unknown. Further studies will be made to confirm the presence of G. pallida in Finland and determine its extent. The situation of G. pallida in Finland can be described as follows: Probably present, cysts were found in a very limited area in southern Finland, situation needs confirmation.
NPPO of Finland, 2002-01.