EPPO Global Database

Meloidogyne fallax(MELGFA)

Distribution details in United States of America (California)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Absent, unreliable record
First recorded in: 2011
Comments
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 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.
References
* Anonymous (2013) Exotic nematode survey. 2012 final accomplishment report. California Department of Food and Agriculture, 7 pp.

* INTERNET
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.

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