Damage to potatoes. Presence
of the golden nematode (Globodera
rostochiensis) in potato growing areas preclude the export of potatoes
to international markets due to the restrictions imposed by many countries
against this pest.
penetrate host roots where they establish a feeding site, developing into
swollen females (cysts).
Globodera rostochiensis passes through a yellow stage before darkening
into the cyst.
widely distributed in potato-growing regions.
of poor growth may occur generally in the crop, sometimes with yellowing,
wilting or death of foliage. Potato tubers may be small. At extremely high
nematode densities, tubers may become infected, resulting in the appearance
of cysts on their surface.
Damage to other crops. Tomatoes
and eggplant are also susceptible to damage from G. rostochiensis.
Food Inspection Agency