Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax detected in France
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about the detection of Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax (both EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In 2008, M. chitwoodi and M. fallax were detected in Picardie region on scorzonera (Scorzonera hispanica) and ware potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). Surveys on vegetable crops carried out in 2009 detected another outbreak of M. chitwoodi and M. fallax in Bretagne on glasshouse vegetables (tomatoes and lettuce). It is suspected that these outbreaks resulted from the import of infested young plants from countries where the nematodes occur.
The situation of both Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax in France can be described as follows: Present, detected in 2008 in Picardie (on scorzonera and ware potatoes) and in 2009 in Bretagne (on glasshouse vegetables).
NPPO of France (2010-11).