EPPO Global Database

Heterodera elachista(HETDEL)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2012
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, in specific parts of the Member State, where host crop(s) not grown; under containment, in case eradication is impossible (2018-06)
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/045) : first found in a sample of soil and roots (collected in October 2012) from a commercial maize field (Zea mays cv. ‘Rixxer’) in Bosco Mesola (Ferrara province, Emilia-Romagna region). Surveys are ongoing.

EPPO Reporting Service (2017/042) : no longer found in Emilia-Romagna, but another outbreak has been detected in one farm in Lombardia region. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/197) : found in May 2018 in Piemonte region on maize and rice fields.
* De Luca F, Vovlas N, Lucarelli G, Troccoli A, Radicci V, Fanelli E, Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C, Palomares Rius JE, Castillo P (2013) Heterodera elachista the Japanese cyst nematode parasitizing corn in Northern Italy: integrative diagnosis and bionomics. European Journal of Plant Pathology 136(4), 857-872.

* NPPO of Italy (2013-12, 2016-12, 2018-06).