Potato cyst nematode
What is Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)?
PCN is a microscopic, worm-like organism which feeds on the roots of potatoes, tomatoes and other plants of the Solanaceae family. It lives in the soil and can easily be spread by the movement of host plants or the soil attached to plants, bulbs, advanced trees and agricultural equipment.
PCN can reduce crop yields, increase production costs and result in trade restrictions for potatoes.