Detection of grapevine leaf rust in Northern Territory 2006 - now eradicated

Publication Date
Thu, 16 Nov 2006, 00:00
Last Updated
Oct. 4, 2016, 12:38 a.m.
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Pest Id
Phakopsora euvitis - (PHLLAM)
Report Status
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Darwin Quarantine Area, Northern Territory. There is no grape industry in the Northern Territory and Darwin is very isolated from commercial grape growing areas. See Aus 10/1 for confirmation of eradication

Confirmation of a single detection on a vine in April 2006 and a second detection in late May 2006. The DPIF&M were expecting to declare Australia"s freedom from grapevine leaf rust in July 2006 following an eradication program that has been running since 2001. Infected grapevines have been removed and DPIF&M are developing an Options Paper regarding the continuation of the National Grapevine Leaf Rust Eradication Program in the Darwin area.

Two further detections of grapevine leaf rust in Darwin have resulted in the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries and Mines (DPIF&M) withdrawing a request to jurisdictions for acceptance of pest free areas status for the current Quarantine Area in the Northern Territory. Grapevine leaf rust is a potential threat to Australia s winegrape, wine and tablegrape industries if it spreads into TiTree in Central Australia or into the southern production areas.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia [email protected]
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