Detection of Entyloma ageratinae on mistflower in Queensland
Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 06:12
June 30, 2015, 6:12 a.m.
Entyloma ageratinae - (ENTYAG)
Ageratina riparia, synonym Eupatorium riparia
Present: only in some areas
Lamington National Park, Queensland
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.
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
Chief Plant Protection Officer
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601