EPPO Global Database

Aphelenchoides besseyi(APLOBE)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1973
From CABI Disease map 796 (2000): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
An early record on rice (Orsenigo, 1954) is questionable and needs confirmation. The first authentic record is on glasshouse-grown Narcissus pseudonarcissus in Puglia (Vovlas & Lamberti, 1973).

EPPO Reporting Service (96/076): 4 specimens observed on rice seeds from farm at Molinella in Bologna province, in 1996.

EPPO Reporting Service (99/086): surveys since 1996 have shown presence at low levels in rice seeds in Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Piemonte and Veneto. Symptoms seen in some rice fields in 1998

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/077) : in 1999 found at low levels in rice seeds in Piemonte-Val d'Aosta and Lombardia

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/036) : after 10 years of phytosanitary measures, the number of infested rice seed lots has been reduced from 17% in 1996 to 2% in 2006. The nematode has been eliminated from many rice varieties (certification). Infestation is now below the economic damage threshold.
* Bergamo P, Buccoli S, Cotroneo A, Curto G, Moretti F, Santi R, Visigalli T (2007) [Aphelenchoides besseyi in rice seeds in Italy: course of the infestation in the decade 1997-2006.] Informatore Fitopatologico no. 12, 57-60 (in Italian).

* Lamberti F (1988) Italia Agricola 125 (1), 49-54.

* Orsenigo M (1954) Suscettibilità di varietà italiane alla malattia del white tip. Ann. Fac. Agr. Univ. Catolica Sacro Cuore 51, 1-7.

* Tacconi, R. (1996) Informatore Fitopatologico 46 (2), 40-42.

* Ugolini, A. (1991) Informatore Agrario 41 (5), 17-19.

* Vovlas N, Lamberti F (1973) Aphelenchoides spp. su colture floreali nell'Italia meridionale. Nematologica Mediterranea 1 (2), 141-146.
------- First record.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Absent, pest no longer present view...
Slovenia Absent, no pest record view...