Golden nematode still has North Fork potato farms under quarantine | Almanac Pests |

The golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) is a microscopic cyst-producing worm that mainly infects potatoes and tomatoes. The USDA considers the nematode “potentially more dangerous than any of the insects and diseases affecting the potato industry.

Despite the original article states that this nematode is the main pest in Europe, it is actually regulated quarantine pest in European Union. The potato cyst nematode control directive regulates survey, testing and measures in production, processing and trade to prevent the spread of potato cyst nematodes.