Area of distribution of Ditylenchus destructor Thorne

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Object specialist - L.A. Gus.kova,
GIS-specialist - M.I. Saulich

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on maps with scale 1:33 000 000 and on the basis of information taken from literature.


.Alber.s Equal Conica for the USSR., 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons. Zones of recorded mass outbreak are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Regions of the Potato Rot Nematode distribution were determined according to results of the analysis of references. The species was economically significant in those regions for potato in past years.

Method of map production:

Scientists were given maps with boundaries of Oblasts and arable lands. After reviewing historic literature, species distribution was hand drawn on maps. If data were on the Oblast-level, distribution is on the Oblast level. In some cases, Oblast.s are further refined by boundaries of the Arable Land Map (Koroljeva et al., 2003). Hand drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced and vectorized. Area of the Potato Rot Nematode distribution was drawn on a blank map with areas of the greatest distribution of potato plantations and state and regional borders of the former USSR. In addition to the following sources, the inspection results of tubers in storehouses of the former USSR in the 1960-70s were used: Ryss (1962), Gus.kova et al. (1966), Saf.yanov (1964), Burshtein (1969), Sveshnikova et al. (1969), Kir.yanova & Krall. (1971), Shepshelev (1971), Eglitis & Kaktynya (1971). The following years, with the meristematic method of planting stock production, witnessed a decreased presence of the Potato Rot Nematode and its harmfulness has been nullified. But the species is present in agricultural ecosystems of the former area (Butenko, 2004).

Reference citations:

Burshtein X.S. 1969. Ditylenhus destructor Thorne, 1945 and its control in Lithuanian SSR. PhD Thesis. Leningrad: VIZR. 14 p. (In Russian)
Butenko K.O. 2004. Potato nematodes of the central region of Russia (fauna, epiphytotiology, control measures). PhD Thesis. Moscow: TSKhA. 21 p. (In Russian)
Eglitis V.K., Kaktynya D.K. 1972. Heteroderosis and ditilenhosis of potato in Latvian SSR. In: Pitseskis S., ed. Short reports on plant protection (8th Baltic conference on plant protection). Part 2. Kaunas: MSKh LitSSR. 97-100 p. (In Russian)
Gus.kova L.A, Adimov I.I., Fillipenko Yu.T. 1966. The Potato Rot Nematode control in Byelorussia. Minsk: Urozhai. 16 p. (In Russian)
Kir.yanova E.S., Krall. E.L. 1971. Parasitic plant nematodes and their control. V. 2. Leningrad: Nauka. 522 p. (In Russian)
Koroljeva IE, Vilchevskaya EV, Ruhovich DI. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia [Based on: Yanvareva LF. (ed.), Martynjuk KN., Kisileva NM. 1989. Map of Land Use, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.].
Ryss R.G. 1962. The Potato Rot Nematode and its control. Kiev: UASKHM. 119 p. (In Russian)
Saf.yanov S.P. 1964. The Potato Rot Nematode in Kazakhstan. Zashchita rastenii ot vreditelei i boleznei, 9(10): 54. (In Russian)
Shepshelev S.G. 1971. Nematode diseases. In: Polyakov I.Ya., Minkevich I.I., eds. Pests and diseases distribution on agricultural crops in RSFSR in 1970 and the forecast of their appearance in 1971. Moscow: MSKH RSFSR, VIZR. 52-53 p. (In Russian)
Sveshnikova N.M., Teren.eva T.G., Shepshelev S.G. 1969. Nematodes on agricultural crops. In: Polyakov I.Ya., Chumakov A.E., eds. Pests and diseases distribution on agricultural crops in RSFSR in 1968 and the forecast of their appearance in 1969. Moscow: Rosselkhozizdat. 43-47 p. (In Russian)

Rights and copyrights:

All rights reserved. Copyright 2004 © L.A. Gus.kova & M.I. Saulich (VIZR; vector map, description); I.Ya. Grichanov & L.A. Gus.kova (VIZR, photo); A.A. Paramonov & F.I. Bryushkova (1956, figure; copyright is absent).

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