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Lychee pest and disease field guide (LY19001)

Key research provider: The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Publication date: Friday, June 26, 2020

What was it all about?

In 2019/20, this project updated the Lychee pest and disease handbook, a resource that assists lychee growers and industry stakeholders to effectively monitor and manage pests and diseases in their orchards. The guide is available online and was also distributed to lychee growers in hard copy through the Australian Lychee Growers’ Association.

The previous version was last updated in 2008, so the new version includes the addition of new pests and diseases of concern as well as information on major exotic pests and diseases not currently present in Australia.

In developing the guide, the project team reviewed the current status and priority of present pests and diseases; identified exotic lychee pests and disease threats; identified the priority pests and diseases relevant to specific production regions; and determined appropriate control measures for each pest.


Access the Lychee field guide which is designed to assist lychee growers to identify the major pests, natural enemies, disorders and diseases they may see in their orchards.

Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Lychee Fund