EPPO Global Database

Meloidogyne fallax(MELGFA)

Distribution details in France

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1996
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, under eradication (2018-10)
From CABI Disease map 901 (2017): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (97/003): first record (Dahler et al., 1996).

Following the first detection of M. chitwoodi in March 2008 in the Aisne département (Picardie region), surveys showed that 2 production sites (130 ha in total) were infested by M. chitwoodi and also by M. fallax in some plots (Anonymous, 2008).

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/030) : the NPPO confirms that both M. fallax and M. chitwoodi were detected in detected in 2008 in Picardie (on scorzonera and ware potatoes) and in 2009 in Bretagne (on glasshouse vegetables).

From NPPO (2011): eradication measures are being taken.

EPPO Reporting Service (2012/235) : found in October 2012 in Nord-Picardie region in a crop of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/145) : found in June 2013 in Basse-Normandie region in soil samples collected from a ryegrass pasture (Lolium perenne).

From NPPO (2018): found in October 2018 in Loire-Atlantique region in organic greenhouse tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum). Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/013) : detected in Basse-Normandie region on ware potato tubers. Under eradication.
* Anonymous (2008) Note nationale d'alerte. Nématodes à galles: Meloidogyne chitwoodi et M. fallax. Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche (FR), 2 pp.
------- Aisne départment (Northern France).

* Dahler S, Gillet S, Mugniery D, Marzin H (1996) Discovery in France and characteristics of the Dutch variant of Meloidogyne chitwoodi. Nematropica 26, 253.
------- First record.

* Gamon A, Lenne N (2012) Meloidogyne chitwoodi and Meloidogyne fallax in France: initial management experiences. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(1), 122-126.

* NPPO of France (2010-11, 2011-06, 2012-10, 2012-11, 2013-07, 2018-10, 2019-11).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Present, restricted distribution view...
Germany Transient view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...