PHC Pest Review

Threat: Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) species -Globodera pallida

Sector: Agriculture
Authors: Ian Toth

Key Priorities and Recommendations

  • Understand better how other countries deal with PCN.  
  • Fast track the discovery of G. pallida resistant varieties for the fresh market suitable for growing in Scotland
  • Ensure a close link between Scottish Government, industry and scientists (including those on the SRP) to ensure close tie up towards potential solutions.
  • Increase discussions on PCN at relevant stakeholder events.
  • Identify and test other potential control methods.