Plant HealthThe Tasmanian Plant Disease Diagnostic Service is delivered by the Plant Health Branch, located at New Town Laboratories near Hobart. The Service provides identification of the causes of plant death or stunting in plants of agricultural, ornamental or environmental significance. Clients include industry, private individuals and Quarantine authorities.
It can provide identification of plant diseases caused by agents such as fungi, bacteria and viruses; other services include testing of seeds for plant pathogens and certification of disease freedom for Quarantine purposes. Most services offered by the Diagnostic Service attract a fee. Details of these are available from the relevant contact below.
1. Read the Emergency Plant Pest Fact Sheet - it will help you give us the sort of information we need to investigate it.
2. Call Quarantine Tasmania on (03) 6233 3352. For further information you can also call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881
If in doubt whether it is an emergency plant pest or disease, report it anyway.
Quarantine Tasmania in co-operation with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has implemented a multiple pest survey to improve early detection of exotic plant pests. Find out more.
Phone: 1300 368 550
National Pests & Disease Outbreaks website: www.outbreak.gov.au.
For further information, or to submit specimens, contact the Plant Pathologist:
Dr Ziqing Yuan
Senior Plant Pathologist
13 St Johns Avenue
NEW TOWN TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6233 3273 or 1300 368 550 (local call cost)
Fax: 03 6278 2716
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