EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/140

First report of Globodera rostochiensis in Georgia

In Georgia, production areas of ware potato (Solanum tuberosum) in the regions of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Samegrelo–Zemo Svaneti were surveyed for the presence of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis (both EPPO A2 List) from May to September 2018. In total, 135 samples were collected including soil samples for potato fields and from potentially infested potato plant roots: 80 samples in Samtskhe-Javakheti region and 55 in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Identification was performed following the EPPO Diagnostic Protocol PM 7/40(4). Cysts and juveniles of G. rostochiensis were found in both regions but G. pallida was not found. 

The situation of Globodera rostochiensis in Georgia can be described as: Present, restricted distribution.


Gorgadze O, Gaganidze D, Nazarashvili N, Abashidze E, Aznarashvili M, Gvritishvili E (2019) Identification of potato cyst nematodes (Globodera rostochiensis, Globodera pallida) spread in Samtskhe-Javakheti and Samegrelo–Zemo Svaneti regions of Georgia. International Journal of Development Research 09(05), 27669-27673.