Ditylenchus destructor does not occur in North Carolina (US)
USDA-APHIS recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Ditylenchus destructor (EU Annexes) is absent from North Carolina (US). The previous EPPO record was based on an official statement sent to the EPPO Secretariat in 1994 but this was erroneous. There are no published records of D. destructor in North Carolina, and this nematode species has never been detected during research studies, routine diagnostics or specific surveys. Therefore, it is now considered that D. destructor does not occur in North Carolina.
The situation of Ditylenchus destructor in North Carolina can be described as follows: Absent, the earlier record was erroneous, confirmed by general surveillance.