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Entries tagged with: Pale Cyst Nematode


APHIS conducting supplemental EA for PCN in eastern Idaho

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for pale cyst nematode (PCN) in Bingham and Bonneville Counties in eastern Idaho. The EA is open for public comments through May 28. According to APHIS, “the purpose of this supplemental EA is to consider expansion of the PCN eradication program to all potato growing areas in Bingham and Bonneville Counties should PCN be found in new areas, and to…  » Read more

Idaho PCN lawsuit moves forward

U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge has denied a request by the USDA to dismiss a lawsuit by eastern Idaho potato growers seeking to end a quarantine on fields following the discovery of the Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) in Idaho in 2006. The USDA argued that the farmers did not have standing under federal laws to file the lawsuit and the lawsuit wasn’t specific enough. PCN has been detected in an area with a…  » Read more

Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging “certain agency actions” governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho in Boise. The complaint seeks a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief. Among the actions of relief sought is an immediate end to the quarantine…  » Read more

PCN regulated acres in Idaho decrease

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that approximately 2,279 acres of Idaho farmland have been deregulated from pale cyst nematode (PCN) regulation. The PCN-regulated acres are found in northern Bingham County and southern Bonneville County. Currently, regulated acres total 10,774, of which 2,300 acres are infested. Visit the APHIS site for more information about PCN.