New hosts for Phoma herbarum in Western Australia

Publication Date
Mon, 12 Dec 2011, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 8:22 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-49/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Phoma exigua - (PHOMEX)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Bituminaria bituminosa Pisum sativum
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Western Australia
Summary

This is the first report of P. herbarum on Pisum sativum and Bituminaria bituminosa in Australia. Phoma herbarum has been detected in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia on lucerne, white clover, potato, fennel and Protea sp.

Bituminaria bituminosa is a new pasture crop and has only been present in Western Australia since 2008, grown from imported seeds.

Danger
P. herbarum is generally considered a soil-borne saprobe, but capable of acting as an opportunistic pathogen.
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
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