Fusarium mangiferae was first detected in November 2007 about 60 kilometres east of Darwin, Northern Territory. This fungus had not previously been detected in Australia. The site was quarantined, and the mango trees removed and destroyed.
In December 2008, F. mangiferae was detected in four trees in Queensland. The trees were destroyed, no further infected trees have been identified in Queensland and the disease is considered to no longer be present.
Between 2009 and 2012 seven infected trees were identified across three additional premises in NT during ongoing surveillance. Further surveillance and monitoring has been undertaken to determine if Fusarium mangiferae is still present in the NT and to consider the feasibility of eradication. Since 2012 the disease has only been detected at one premise already known to be infested with MMD and a second premise in the same region. It is thought the fungus may have been present in NT for several decades and measures are in place to regulate mango nursery stock and propagation stock movement to other states and territories.
In 2022, it was determined that Fusarium mangiferae is not eradicable from the Northern Territory.