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Control of Norfolk Island Pine Canker

Start date:
01 Jan 2015
End date:
31 Dec 2018
Matthew Laurence, Edward Liew
Project sponsors:
Warwick Varley (Allied Tree Consultancy, TAFE Yallah)

Project aims

Investigate chemical control methods for Norfolk Island Pine stem canker caused by the fungus Neofusicoccum parvum.

Project Summary

The fungus Neofusicoccum parvum has recently been implicated in the decline of Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla) in Sydney. This disease has also been observed throughout NSW, Australia and New Zealand. Currently there are no chemical control methods. This study tests the efficacy of Phosphonate and Propiconazole in the control of Norfolk Island Pine Canker in plantations.