Radopholus similis found on Anthurium in Israel
In June 1999, a sample of Anthurium plants was collected by the Palestinian authorities in one glasshouse (nursery) in Jericho and tested by the laboratory of the Plant Protection and Inspection Services of Israel. The presence of Radopholus similis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected. Phytosanitary measures were immediately taken. All Anthurium plants which were grown in this nursery on raised beds were destroyed, beds and growing medium were fumigated, and the glasshouse was completely desinfected. Surveys were carried out around the nursery, including nearby banana plantations and no infestation was found. Surveys will continue at least for one more year. These Anthurium plants had been imported from the Netherlands. Phytosanitary controls at import for Anthurium and other susceptible ornamental plants will be intensified.
NPPO of Israel, 1999-07.