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Ongoing project

Integrated disease management of citrus black spot and ‘Emperor’ brown spot (CT20009)

Key research provider: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What’s it all about?

This investment is tasked with identifying complementary integrated disease management (IDM) tools for the effective management of citrus black spot, ‘Emperor’ brown spot and to a lesser extent, citrus black core rot. The project is delivering improved knowledge about citrus black spot and ‘Emperor’ brown rot that will help to inform effective management of the pest.

Specifically, the project is working to:

  • Understand current IDM practices that are used and favoured among citrus growers for managing citrus black spot and ‘Emperor’ brown spot.
  • Develop improved low-input chemical, cultural and biological tools for managing citrus black spot and ‘Emperor’ brown spot.
  • Progress access to new chemical options for citrus black spot and ‘Emperor’ brown spot that would fit into an IPDM program
  • Collaborate with other Hort Innovation funded projects and networks to communicate and extend new knowledge and practices from the project that will maximise adoption and commercial benefit across the citrus industry.
Related levy funds
Details

This project is funded through the Hort Innovation Citrus Fund using the citrus R&D levy and contributions from the Australian Government