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Citrus canker plant disease gone from Australia after NT eradication – ABC News

Citrus canker has officially been eradicated from Australia, three years after the plant disease was discovered in the Northern Territory.

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Citrus canker has officially been eradicated from Australia, three years after the plant disease was discovered in the Northern Territory.
Key points:

  • Australia is now free of citrus canker, improving export opportunities
  • The disease was first found in the NT in April 2018
  • 6,000 citrus plants were destroyed in efforts to eradicate the disease

The bacterial disease causes brown spots to form on citrus fruit, leaves to drop and unripe fruit to fall on the ground, and is easily spread by infected fruit…

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