Extension of known Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) in Victoria, Australia
Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 07:27
June 30, 2015, 7:27 a.m.
Globodera rostochiensis - (HETDRO)
Potato Solanum tuberosum
Present: only in some areas
Thorpdale in south eastern Victoria.
Symptoms are not specific but include patches of poor growth in a crop with yellowing, wilting or death of the foliage.
This pest has been present for some time in several production districts of south eastern Victoria and is subject to official control. The latest detection has occurred in a nearby district that supplies seed potato and represent an extension of the range of PCN in Victoria. Affected areas will continue to be under official control.
Contact for info
Chief Plant Protection Officer
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601