EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/031

Eradication of Globodera rostochiensis from Western Australia (AU)

In Western Australia (AU), Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in 1986 and an eradication programme was implemented. From 1986 to 1989, G. rostochiensis was detected on 6 properties near Perth (covering approximately 15 ha). All infested sites were intensively fumigated, phytosanitary regulations were implemented to prevent any further spread, and all potato crops from Western Australia were tested (in total more than 31 000 tests were performed). Since 1989, G. rostochiensis has not been detected in Western Australia. On the 13th of September 2010 and after a 24-year eradication programme, the NPPO of Australia officially declared that the pest has been eradicated from Western Australia.
The pest status of Globodera rostochiensis in Western Australia is officially declared as: Absent.


INTERNET (last accessed in 2011-02)
IPPC website. Pest reports (AUS-39/1) Australia. Eradication of potato cyst nematode (PCN) from Western Australia. https://www.ippc.int/