Globodera pallida no longer occurs in Poland
The NPPO of Poland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the current situation of Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. For many years, official surveys (visual surveys and sampling for laboratory testing) for quarantine nematodes, including G. pallida, have been conducted in Poland. G. pallida was detected only twice in Poland. The first detection was made in 2010 in Opolskie region, and the second one in 2012 in Podkarpackie region. In these 2 areas, phytosanitary measures have been taken to eradicate the nematode and no new outbreaks have been detected. At national level, surveys (including the yearly testing of more than 40 000 samples) have been conducted for quarantine nematodes in all fields intended for seed potato production, in all fields intended for growing plants for planting that require plant passports, in at least 0.5% of the surface area of fields for potato production (other than seed potato production), as well in areas where plants and plant products are grown for export. The NPPO states that since 2013, no new outbreaks have been observed and G. pallida has not been detected in any of the tested samples.
The pest status of Globodera pallida in Poland is officially declared as: Absent: pest no longer present.
NPPO of Poland (2017-07).