Meloidogyne chitwoodi is an important pest of potato crops in the USA. It was recently discovered in Europe.
The objectives are:
To develop modern diagnostic tests for M. Chitwoodi.
Short description of the project:
Will survey the potato lands of Europe, looking for quarantine organism M. chitwoodi and its close relatives (hapla, arenaria, javanica, incognita ). Will improve diagnostic techniques(classic and biotech), and give detailed reports on situation. In Washington USA M. chitwoodii has become widespread. Infected potatoes are
unsaleable and 70% of growers now use nematicide fumigants. It is localised in EUR, but seems to be spreading. Current diagnostics are not 100% certain, however.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
6700 AA Wageningen
6700 GW Wageningen
DD2 5DA Dundee