Potato cyst nematodePotato cyst nematode (PCN) significantly reduces crop yields, increases production costs and results in trade restrictions.

About the pest

PCN is a microscopic, worm-like organism which feeds on the roots of potatoes, tomatoes and related solanaceous crops.


PCN is spread through the movement of host plants or soil that is attached to plants, bulbs, advanced trees or agricultural equipment.

More information

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries