EPPO Global Database

Pseudocercospora fijiensis(MYCOFI)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, few occurrences
From CABI Disease map 500 (2003): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2000/120) : the disease occurs only in Queensland and only sporadically. It is subject to eradication. There were outbreaks in 1981, 1988, 1996 and now in 2000. Status is "Transient: actionable, under eradication".

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/181) : despite the above, the disease occurs regularly in some Australian islands on the Papua New Guinea side of the Torres Strait, but this is tolerated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2003/041) : serious incursion at Tully in 2001.

Henderson et al. (2006): eradicated from Tully.
* Drenth A, Kema G (2021) The vulnerability of bananas to globally emerging disease threats. Phytopathology 111(12), 2146-2161.

* Henderson, J.; Porchun, S.; Pattermore, J.; Grice, K.; Peterson, R. (2003) Molecular diagnosis of Sigatoka leaf spot disease in Australian banana crops. Abstracts (abst. 7.7). of papers presented at the 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Christchurch, New Zealand (2003-02-02/07).

* Henderson J, Pattemore JA, Porchun SC, Hayden HL, Van Brunschot S, Grice KR, Peterson RA, Thomas-Hall SR, Aitken EA (2006) Black Sigatoka disease: new technologies to strengthen eradication strategies in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology. 2006 Mar;35(2):181-93.

* Personal communication with Dr D. Jones, CSL, York (GB).

* ProMED-mail post from E. Kopecny, Sydney