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Potato cyst nematode eliminated in Australia


September 15, 2010
By ABC Rural

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September 15, 2010 – After a battle lasting almost 25 years, Western
Australia’s $45 million potato industry has been declared free of the
devastating potato cyst nematode.

September 15, 2010 – After a battle lasting almost 25 years, Western Australia’s $45 million potato industry has been declared free of the devastating potato cyst nematode.

In 1986, PCN was detected on six properties out of Perth, putting a block on the export of WA potatoes to lucrative Asian markets.

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Now, in what’s believed to be a world first, Western Australia has eliminated the pest and has been reinstated as a potato cyst nematode free area.

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