New outbreaks of Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax in France
In France, Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax (both EPPO A2 List) were first detected in 2008 in Picardie region (EPPO RS 2011/030) and several other regions (EPPO RS 2012/235). Eradication measures were applied. The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of two new findings of Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax (both EPPO A2 List) on its territory.
- Meloidogyne chitwoodi
In September 2019, M. chitwoodi was detected in the municipality of Marzan in Bretagne region on lettuce (Lactuca sativa) grown in a greenhouse of 2000 m2. Eradication measures are being applied, including crop destruction and disinfection of agricultural equipment. Traceability studies are being conducted.
The pest status of Meloidogyne chitwoodi in France is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
- Meloidogyne fallax
In September 2019, M. fallax was detected in the municipality of Bricqueville-sur-Mer in Basse-Normandie region on ware potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum) grown outdoors. Eradication measures are applied and include the prohibition of moving plant material and soil out of the infested plot, the destruction of infested potato lots. Additional surveys in the infested farm and traceability studies are being conducted. It is noted that M. fallax had been previously found in Basse-Normandie but had been eradicated.
The pest status of Meloidogyne fallax in France is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of France (2019-10, 2019-11).