EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/193

First report of Meloidogyne fallax in Australia

Meloidogyne fallax (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been reported for the first time in Australia. It was found on potato tuber and soil samples collected in the south east region of South Australia. The identity of the pest was determined by morphological observations and DNA sequencing. The situation of M. fallax in Australia can be described as follows: Present, found on potato crops in South Australia.


ProMED posting of 2001-12-27. Meloidogyne fallax, potato, first record – Australia. http://www.promedmail.org