Citrus canker alert

Gardening Australia - - GARDEN NEWS -

Citrus canker has been de­tected in Western Aus­tralia and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory. This is a se­ri­ous, highly con­ta­gious dis­ease that can spread quickly, caus­ing wide­spread dam­age to all citrus plants. Gar­den­ers in th­ese ar­eas need to be on the look­out for pin­point blem­ishes on leaves, stems, thorns or fruit, which de­velop into wart-like le­sions. Dam­age to leaves caused by citrus leaf miner can make trees more vul­ner­a­ble. If you sus­pect a case of citrus canker, it’s im­por­tant to re­port it im­me­di­ately and to not dis­turb the plant while wait­ing for con­fir­ma­tion. Call the Ex­otic Plant Pest Hot­line on 1800 084 881 or visit agri­cul­ture.gov.au/pests-dis­easesweeds/plant/citrus-canker for more in­for­ma­tion. This is a timely re­minder to not take fruit, trees or cut­tings across state or ter­ri­tory bor­ders if they present a dan­ger. Check this on the In­ter­state Quar­an­tine web­site, in­ter­state­quar­an­tine.org.au

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