Detection of a new pathotype of Elsinoe australis causing black scab of jojoba in New South Wales and Queensland
Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 08:13
June 30, 2015, 8:13 a.m.
Elsinoe australis - (ELSIAU)
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
Present: only in some areas
New South Wales and Queensland
In 2005, a black scab of jojoba was seen in jojoba plantations in New South Wales and Queensland. Black scab lesions were detected on leaves and stems.
Identification of the cause was undertaken and it has been determined that it is a new distinct pathotype, separate from other Elsinoe species found in Australia.Further work is ongoing to define host range and pathogenicity.
A new pathotype of E. australis has been detected on jojoba. It has not been found on sweet oranges in Australia.
Contact for info
Chief Plant Protection Officer
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601