Update on the situation of Globodera pallida in Cyprus
Globodera pallida and Globodera rostochiensis (both A2 List) have been detected in Cyprus since 1970. Both nematodes are widespread in Famagusta District, they occur at a lesser extent in Larnaca district and in one area in Paphos district. So far, no detections were made in the Nicosia district during official surveys. The NPPO of Cyprus recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first report of the presence of Globodera pallida in Nicosia district in May 2019. The identity of the nematode was confirmed by PCR by the National Reference Laboratory. The first confirmed occurrence of G. pallida (19 viable cysts) in Nicosia district was made in a field of 1.3 ha. An extensive survey was conducted and 12 other fields were found to be infested. Among these fields, 11 fields belonged to the same producer and one field to another producer. The total infested area is around 10 ha. The fields which were recorded as infested have been placed under official phytosanitary measures.
The pest status of Globodera pallida in Cyprus is officially declared as: Present, in specific parts of the Member State where host crop(s) are grown.
NPPO of Cyprus (2019-10).