, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 89-91

Successful eradication of citrus canker from Thursday Island

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A campaign to eradicate citrus canker from Thursday Island was initiated in 1984 following the detection of Xanthomonas citri. Ten citrus trees were found with symptoms of the disease over a two-year period. No symptoms of citrus canker have been observed since February 1986. The disease was declared eradicated in September 1988.