Journal article

First record of Phytophthora fallax in Australia

JH Cunnington, IW Smith, S De Alwis, RH Jones, G Irvine

Australasian Plant Disease Notes | Published : 2010


The eucalypt pathogen, Phytophthora fallax, is reported for the first time in Australia. In June 2006 P. fallax was isolated from soil in Kinglake State Park, Victoria. Attempts to reisolate the pathogen from soil and eucalypts in the area were unsuccessful. The pathogen was isolated again in May 2007 from soil collected in the Mornington Shire, Victoria. In October 2007 P. fallax was baited from a rainwater gauge in Powelltown, Victoria. None of the findings were associated with eucalypt disease. © Australasian Plant thology ociety 2010.

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