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Xylella fastidiosa contingency plan

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This contingency plan is designed to enhance Australia’s capacity to respond to and manage an incursion of Pierce’s disease, and other diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa, with special emphasis on production nurseries.

The plan specifically focuses on the pathogen, but recognises that the introduction, spread and economic impact of the disease will depend strongly on the presence of one of its main vectors, the glassy winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis). A separate contingency plan has previously been prepared by Plant Health Australia (2009) for glassy winged sharpshooter and is referenced where appropriate in this contingency plan

Author(s):Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Nursery & Garden Industry Australia

Published:November 1, 2016

Date added:March 21, 2019