Phakopsora euvitis eradicated from Australia
In 2001, Phakopsora euvitis (EPPO Alert List) was reported for the first time in Australia near Darwin, Northern Territory (EPPO RS 2002/031). An eradication programme was initiated, annual surveys were carried out and all infected plants destroyed. In July 2007, the Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines officially declared that the Northern Territory was free from P. euvitis and considered that the disease was eradicated.
The situation of Phakopsora euvitis in Australia can be described as follows: Absent, first reported in 2001 in Northern Territory, eradicated in 2007.
Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines of Northern Territory (AU). Successful eradication of grapevine leaf rust (2007-07-13). http://www.nt.gov.au/dcm/ocm/media/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewRelease;id=2754;d=5
ProMED posting of 2007-07-13. Leaf rust, grapevine – Australia (Northern Territory): eradication. http://www.promedmail.org