Detection of Entyloma ageratinae on mistflower in Queensland

Publication Date
Thu, 25 Nov 2010, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 8:12 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-42/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Entyloma ageratinae - (ENTYAG)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Ageratina riparia, synonym Eupatorium riparia
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Lamington National Park, Queensland
Summary

Mistflower is an introduced weed in south east Queensland, but is not under official control. It is a locally controlled weed in New South Wales. It was originally introduced as an ornamental, but quickly invades disturbed areas and reduces pasture production. Entyloma ageratinae is used in other countries as a biocontrol agent for mistflower.

Danger
Accidental introduction of a potential biocontrol agent. The fungus is host specific therefore unlikely to impact on native or other plant species.
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
Commodity keywords

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