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Jan 18, 2022
Detection of pale cyst nematode leads to 97 Idaho acres being listed as ‘infested’

A 97-acre field in Bingham County, Idaho, has been added to the APHIS-monitored pale cyst nematode-infested list.

A pale cyst nematode (PCN) was detected during a Nov. 29 delimiting survey of the field, which was already part of the 6,570 acres listed as “associated” with infested fields. The detection moves the 97-acre field, which has been monitored since 2011, to the “infested” list, but does not add any new fields to what are already being tested.

The number of “infested” fields is now at 32. A total of 3,542 acres are classified as infested, while 3,028 acres are listed as being associated with infested fields.

On Jan. 12, APHIS announced that 513 acres had been released from the quarantined area.

More information can be found at the USDA’s APHIS website.






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