Avocado and “Phytophthora Cinnamomi” Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soil-born water mould that produces an infection which causes a condition in plants called root rot dieback. The plant pathogen is one of the world’s most invasive species and is present in over 70 countries around the world. In addition to damage to native woodlands, P. cinnamomi can also infect fruit trees, […]
By the mid 1990’s a small fatid Jammella australiae, a native of Northern Australia was devestating Pandanus Palms along the Southern Coast of Queensland.
Surveys in Noosa National Park of 3200 palms showed a high correlation between fatid numbers and tree health with up to 500,000 on a single tree.
We all have some childhood memories that seem to be revisited regularly, one of the writer’s is from just after WW2 of the clattering rumble of fully laded brewery trucks, with iron wheels, solid rubber tyres, traversing the inner city streets of Sydney, Australia.