First report of Globodera pallida in Estonia
The NPPO of Estonia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Globodera pallida (EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In the framework of seed potato certification, 68 soil samples were collected from 17.7 ha. In November 2018, 1 cyst of G. pallida was detected in 1 sample. This sample had been collected from the municipality of Padise (county of Harju, Northern Estonia). Official phytosanitary measures will be taken to eradicate the pest. It will be prohibited to grow seed potatoes in the infested field until 2024 (the production of ware potatoes of G. pallida resistant varieties will be allowed). It will be obligatory to remove soil residues from all equipment used in the infested field after each use.
The pest status of Globodera pallida in Estonia is officially declared as: Present, only in specific part of the area concerned, under eradication.
NPPO of Estonia (2018-11).