Detection of Alternaria on parsley

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Publication Date
Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 07:10
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 7:10 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Alternaria sp. - (ALTESP)
Report Status
Pest Status
  • Present: in all parts of the area
Geographical Distribution
The fungus Alternaria has been detected on parsley crops in Victoria and Queensland and is ikely to be more widespread in Australia

A decision was taken in March 2006 that eradication of the disease is not technically feasible due to the establishment of the fungus in at least two states. Relevant horticultural industries raised no concerns in relation to the decision to take no further action on this disease.

Alternaria on parsley, an exotic disease to Australia, has been detected on parsley grown in Victoria and Queensland.
Contact for info
Fiona Macbeth Office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Issue keywords
Pest status:Present/Presence
Commodity keywords

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