EPPO Global Database

Pseudocercospora fijiensis(MYCOFI)

Distribution details in Australia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1990: Present, few occurrences
From CABI Disease map 500 (2003): Present, no details
Comments
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.
References
* 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).

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

* ProMED-mail post from E. Kopecny, Sydney