Detection of mango malformation disorder in Queensland, Australia

Publication Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2010, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 8:02 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-28/5
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Fusarium mangiferae - (FUSAMG)
Report Status
Preliminary
Hosts
Man: Mangifera indica L
Pest Status
  • Present: under eradication
Geographical Distribution
Queensland: on a non-commercial property near Caboolture
Summary

The affected property has been placed under quarantine pending completion of diagnostic testing. Tracing of movement of plant material from the property and surveying nearby mango-growing properties for any evidence of MMD is underway. Prior to this detection, there has been no evidence of mango malformation in Queensland. Other Australian states and territories are continuing to monitor Australia's mango production areas for signs of the disease. Three trees were found to be affected in the Northern Territory in 2007-09. Affected trees were destroyed and no further infection has been found. The disease has not been detected anywhere else.

Danger
Mango Malformation Disorder (MMD) is a fungal disease of mangoes caused by several species of Fusarium. Mango trees are the only known host of the disorder. It has been found in many overseas mango production countries. MMD affects tree growth and can reduce fruit yields in severely affected orchards. There is no scientific evidence to show that the fungus is carried on or spread by fruit. The primary means of spread of MMD to new areas is through infected planting material.
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
Website
http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/26_16002.htm
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