Two species of potato cyst nematode (Globodera spp.) are present in Scotland. The prevalence of the species varies between different areas of the country, with one species, G. pallida, raising concern due to the lack of fully resistant potato cultivars available to aid management of this pest. A PCR-based technique is now available to distinguish between the two potato cyst nematode species in soil samples submitted for testing. The need for accurate identification of the potato cyst nematode species present is discussed in reference to managing populations of the pest and safeguarding future ware production in Scotland.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999|
|Publisher||The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain|
|Publication status||Print publication - 1999|
Evans, KA. (1999). Potato cyst nematode: why species identification is important. In Proceedings Crop Protection in Northern Britain Conference 1999 (pp. 243-248). The Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain.