EPPO Global Database

Meloidogyne fallax(MELGFA)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Absent, pest no longer present
First recorded in: 2011
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/008) : first found in California (San Francisco county) during a survey carried out from 2008 to 2011 in golf courses.

EPPO EPPO Reporting Service (2015/035) : however, the above record was not confirmed during a nematode survey conducted from October 2012 to March 2013 in golf courses in several counties of California (including San Francisco county). USDA-APHIS considers that M. fallax does not occur in the USA.
* Anonymous (2013) Exotic nematode survey. 2012 final accomplishment report. California Department of Food and Agriculture, 7 pp.

Pest Tracker. Exotic Pest Reporting. http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu/map.php?code=NEOBQEA

* Nischwitz C, Skantar A, Handoo ZA, Hult MN, Schmitt ME, McClure MA (2013) Occurrence of Meloidogyne fallax in North America, and molecular characterization of M. fallax and M. minor from U.S. golf course greens. Plant Disease 97(11), 1424-1430.
------- First record (San Francisco county, California).

* Personal communication with E. Welch (USDA-APHIS, 2014-12).