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Potato cyst nematode’s ‘toolkit’ revealed

Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute (JHI) has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped. “This is an exciting discovery which reveals the potato cyst nematode’s ‘parasitism toolkit’,” said Sebastian Eves-van…  » Read more

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

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.