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Ravages of dieback : W.A. is not alone

Veal, A. (1980) Ravages of dieback : W.A. is not alone. The West Australian, 30 April 1980. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]


At least one form of plant dieback, the soil-borne fungus phytophthora cinnamoni, has spread freely in Australia since it was introduced last century with Western Australia appearing to have been the worst affected state. Up to 1,100 species of plant are attacked by phytophthora cinnamoni around the world, with 700 being Australia natives. Olga Goss, a plant pathologist with the Agriculture Department in Western Australia, said that there was little phytophthora cinnamoni in the Perth metropolitan area, with it coming mainly from people bringing plants in from the bush, and occasionally from nurseries. It is noted that phytophthora cinnamoni is not limited to the wilderness but affects both food and ornamental plants in Victoria.

This article contains an image of grass trees affected by phytophthora cinnamoni In Victoria's Brisbane Ranges.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1980 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57039
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