Detection of teak leaf rust

Publication Date
Tue, 31 Oct 2006, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 7:05 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-01/3
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Olivea tectonae - (OLIVTE)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Teak trees
Pest Status
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
Far north areas of Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
Summary

The detection of teak leaf rust on teak in the Northern Territory was confirmed on 23 June 2006. The disease was subsequently confirmed in Queensland and Western Australia. Plant Health Committee agreed on 4 September 2006 that teak leaf rust was not eradicable from Australia and no further action was required. The decision was based on evidence that the disease was found to be widespread and had extended its range to all available hosts.

Danger
Teak leaf rust is an exotic disease to Australia. The teak plantation industry considers the disease to be only of minor concern.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 CANBERRA ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
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