Eradication of citrus canker from Australia

Pest Report Date: 
23 Jan 2009
Changed Date: 
23 Jan 2009
Report Number: 
AUS-18/1
Country Page: 
Australia
Taxonomy Notes: 

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Hasse) Vauterin

Report Status: 
Final
Host(s) or Articles concerned: 

Citrus

Status of Pest (Under ISPM No.8): 
Absent: pest eradicated
Geographical Distribution: 
Emerald, Queensland
Issue Keywords: 
Pest reportingPest status:Absent/Absence
Short description or Summary: 

Citrus canker was detected in Australia around the township of Emerald in Queensland in 2004. Following this detection, a national eradication program was established. Citrus canker has now been successfully eradicated from Queensland and therefore Australia.

Nature of Immediate or potential danger: 

Eradication has been successfully completed.

Contact for more information: 
Lois Ransom
Chief Plant Protection Officer
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia