Detection of Entyloma ageratinae on mistflower in Queensland

Publication Date
jeu, 25 Nov 2010, 00:00
Last Updated
juin 30, 2015, 6:12 matin
Report Number
AUS-42/2
Pays
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
Résumé

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 [email protected]
Report files
Site web
Issue keywords
Pest status:Present/Presence
Commodity keywords

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