Thursday, 8 October 2020
Citrus canker presents a large biosecurity threat to the citrus industry, destroying crops and affecting trade.
Citrus canker was detected in the Northern Territory in 2018, which was the first time it had been detected since it was eradicated from Queensland in 2009.
Following this incursion, this contagious bacterial disease affected both Western Australia and the Northern Territory, with Western Australia managing to successfully eradicate the disease. The Northern Territory is on the right track, implementing the updated 2020 National Response Plan to prove it’s free of citrus canker.