Detection of willow black canker on willow

Publication Date
Thu, 16 Nov 2006, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 7:11 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-05/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Physalospora miyabeana - (PHYOMI)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Willow trees
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Detection on willow trees in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Summary

In March 2006, black willow canker was detected on willow trees in the ACT and NSW. It has been decided that willow black canker is not likely to be a disease of significant economic impact. Relevant industries raised no concern about the decision to take no further action on this disease.

Danger
The fungus willow black canker, an exotic disease to Australia, was detected on willow trees in NSW and the ACT. It is not likely to be a disease of significant economic impact. The black willow fungus is not aggressive on willow and is conisdered to be a minor fruit rot disease. It is likely to be controlled by fungicide spray regimes already in use. An eradication program is not feasible or required.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry GPO Box 858 CANBERRA ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
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