Exotic Pest Reporting
Mediterranean Cereal Cyst Nematode
Mediterranean Cereal Cyst Nematode (Heterodera latipons ) is a nematode pest.
Heterodera latipons is a significant plant parasitic nematode pest of cereal crops, such as barley wheat, and to a lesser extent, oats and rye This nematode occurs primarily in the Mediterranean. Heterodera latipons is not known to occur in the US.
This nematode pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.