Sugarcane smut widespread and established in Queensland

Publication Date
Mon, 13 Nov 2006, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 7:07 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-02/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Sporisorium scitamineum - (USTISC)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
MacKay, north Queensland, Australia
Summary

Confirmation that sugarcane smut is present in North Queensland has changed the response to the outbreak of sugarcane in Queensland. Sugarcane smut was previously identified in the Bundaberg-Isis area of south Queensland in June 2006. It is now considered widespread and established in Queensland and is no longer being addressed as a biosecurity eradication and containment program that resulted from the Bundaberg-Isis outbreak

Danger
Change in response to sugarcane smut following detections of sugarcane smut in MacKay, north Queensland
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
Issue keywords
Pest status:Present/Presence Spread
Commodity keywords

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