It’s been a busy few months for the nursery industry’s biosecurity program.
The detection of citrus canker in the Northern Territory in April prompted an immediate response from government and industry, to support a swift and coordinated plan to a detection of this nature.
The latest detection in Western Australia does not indicate that citrus canker is spreading, but have resulted from the tracing of infected host plants from the Northern Territory.
Control zones and movement restrictions have been quickly implemented in both jurisdictions, and there have been no detections in other areas of the country.
Work is underway to determine the likely origins of the latest outbreak of citrus canker, and industry will be kept up to date on the response plan as it develops. More