This report concerns the first finding of Meloidogyne enterolobii on ornamental plants of Ficus microcarpa at one production site in the Netherlands.
The finding was recorded following the finding of one positive sample as part of an export inspection of 320 plants destined for warehouses in a third country. In total, 576 plants originating from the same lot have been recently distributed to warehouses in EU Member States. Relevant Member States will be informed of these deliveries
The plants originate from a production site at an operator in the Netherlands where approximately 3,500 remaining plants of Ficus microcarpa are still present. These plants are also considered contaminated with Meloidogyne enterolobii. Another production site of the same operator will also be investigated, where plants have been grown in the preceding year. The original plants were imported as rooted potted plants in early 2022.