Observations on the life cycle of potato cyst nematodes, Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallida, on early potato cultivars

Negin Ebrahimi, Nicole Viaene, Kürt Demeulemeester, Maurice Moens

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    Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are the most economically important nematode pests of potato. Early harvesting is part of a
    preventive management approach for very early potato varieties. In Belgium, tubers are harvested before 20 June because it is assumed
    that no cyst formation occurs by that date. However, this assumption might not be valid any more because of climate change, the
    availability of new cultivars (with new traits), and the increasing prevalence of Globodera pallida. Therefore, pot, microplot and field
    trials were conducted to study the life cycle of PCN in early potato-growing conditions. The development of populations of G. pallida
    on three potato cultivars, Eersteling (susceptible to PCN), Première (resistant to G. rostochiensis) and Ambassador (partially resistant to
    G. pallida) and that of G. rostochiensis on cv. Eersteling was monitored in the growth chamber with simulation of field temperatures of
    the season. On cvs Eersteling and Première, second-stage juveniles (J2), males, females and cysts of G. pallida populations were found
    28, 56, 63 and 77 days after infestation with cysts (DAI), respectively. The number of degree days (DD) for G. pallida to complete its
    life cycle using a base temperature of 4°C was calculated 450 DD4. On cv. Ambassador, females of G. pallida were never observed. J2,
    males, females and cysts of G. rostochiensis were detected 42, 70, 70 and 84 DAI, respectively. This species needed 398 DD6 at a base
    temperature of 6°C to complete its life cycle. Observations in two fields and in microplots under prevailing weather conditions in 2013
    revealed that cysts of G. pallida and G. rostochiensis were formed on June 12, when the accumulated degree days were 463 DD4 and
    401 DD6, respectively. Our observations show that both species of Globodera develop earlier than was assumed based on previous data.
    Therefore, harvesting based on the accumulated heat above the basal development temperature required by PCN species can replace
    the set harvest date.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    Pagina's (van-tot)937-952
    Aantal pagina’s16
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 28-aug.-2014


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