Citrus canker is a serious bacterial disease of citrus and is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri.
The disease can spread rapidly over short distances, particularly in tropical and subtropical climates and can reduce the growth of citrus trees and cause blemishes on otherwise healthy fruit.
For more information about the disease, see Plant Health Australia – Citrus-canker.
To protect your property from citrus canker, be sure to maintain best practice on-farm biosecurity standards. Ensure propagation material is purchased from reputable suppliers and routinely check your orchard for citrus canker symptoms.
Citrus canker in Northern Territory and Western Australia
Citrus canker was detected in Northern Territory and Western Australia in May 2018.
An Importation Order restricting Citrus canker host material from the Northern Territory and Western Australia is in place for Victoria. For further information about host material restrictions into Victoria, see our industry notices.
For further information, please contact your local Agriculture Victoria Plant Standards Officer by telephone on 136 186 or email: email@example.com.
For more information about the current situation in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, see Outbreak.gov.au – Citrus canker
To report suspected exotic or unusual pests and diseases, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline: 1800 084 881