Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 371–371

Apple scab successfully eradicated in Western Australia

Disease Notes or New Records

DOI: 10.1071/AP01057

Cite this article as:
McKirdy, S.J., Mackie, A.E. & Kumar, S. Australasian Plant Pathology (2001) 30: 371. doi:10.1071/AP01057


There were numerous apple scab detections in Western Australia (WA) between 1989 and 1996. A comprehensive eradication and surveillance program was initiated after each detection. Apple scab was not detected in four years of surveillance following the last detection in 1996. Based on this, WA can again declare itself free of this serious fungal disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AgricultureWestern AustraliaBentleyLocked Bag 4Australia