EPPO Global Database

Meloidogyne chitwoodi(MELGCH)

Distribution details in Germany

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2022: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 1994
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under eradication (2022-04)
From CABI Disease map 803 (2012): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (1996/205) , infected potatoes observed in autumn 1994 near Hamburg and close to the Dutch border.

EPPO Reporting Service (1997/03) : not clearly established whether such records are M. chitwoodi or M. fallax.

1998: declared "found but not established".

EPPO Reporting Service (1999/088) : identity of populations earlier found in Germany confirmed by ITS-RFLP, but the nematode can no longer be found.

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/087) : found at one location in Nordrhein-Westfalen in 2003.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/109) : detected in the soil of a glasshouse used for vegetable production in Hessen, under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2022/109) : found in Niedersachsen on seed potatoes. Under eradication.
* Heinicke (1993) Kartoffelbau 44 (7), 300.

* Müller, J.; Sturhan, D.; Rumpenhorst, H.J.; Braasch, H.; Unger, J.G. (1996) [On the occurrence of a root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi) new to Germany.] Nachrichtenblatt des Deutchen Pflanzenschutzdienstes, 18(6), 126-131.

* NPPO of Germany (2005-07, 2011-01, 2011-06, 2022-04)

* Schmitz, B.; Burgermeister, W.; Braasch, H. (1998) Molecular genetic classification of Central European Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax populations. Nachrichtenblatt des Deutschen Pflanzenschutzdienstes, 50(12), 310-317.

* Sturhan D (2014) Plant-parasitic nematodes in Germany - an annotated checklist. Soil Organisms 86(3), 177-198.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Present, restricted distribution view...
Denmark Absent, no pest record view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Netherlands Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, few occurrences view...