He narrated the example of dirt accompanying potato seeds imported from Holland that was infected with Golden Nematode
. This is one of the world's most damaging potato pest and can remain present, dormant in the soil, for up to 30 years.
According to Rosselkhoznadzor, while holding in quarantine under phytosanitory control potatoes brought to Russia from Germany, Belgium, the UK, Spain, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Finland, France and the Czech Republic between 2010 and 2013, three types of problems were found in over 100 cases - golden nematode
, potato moth and potato root eelworm.
The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture lifted the ban on import of Kyrgyzstan's potato, reported press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Agriculture.The potato will be imported through plant quarantine border outposts having laboratory equipment necessary to test golden nematode
.The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture said in case golden nematode
is tested positive, potato will be sent back to Kyrgyzstan.
She and her colleagues also test new potato clones and varieties for resistance to golden nematode, and in collaboration with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), she helps monitor New York potato fields for particularly damaging races of golden nematode.
Wang also identifies specific races of golden nematode from cyst samples collected by APHIS as part of its effort to help monitor New York potato fields and prevent the spread of golden nematode.
Consider what happened with the golden nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, and potato virus Y (PVY), two especially persistent scourges of potato.
Recent developments have been downright disheartening to people fighting the golden nematode. That's because such significant gains had previously been made against it.
That's because a Hicksville, Long Island, potato farm was unhappily the setting in 1941 of the United States' first known infestation of the golden nematode, Globodera rostochiensis.
David Thurston on nonchemical control strategies to defeat the golden nematode.