PaDIS

The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food industries. This service plays an important frontline role for the detection and reporting of unfamiliar and potentially damaging pests, weeds and diseases of agricultural and quarantine concern.

Articles

  • Little cherry disease [Ampelovirus Little cherry virus 2 (LChV-2)] is a serious pest of cherries that can affect fruit development and quality.

  • Downy mildew is caused by a fungus which has been affecting impatiens in Western Australia since 2007 after being found in Victoria the previous year.

  • Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.

  • Many exotic plants from overseas and elsewhere in Australia, escape from properties and invade natural habitats in Western Australia.

  • If azalea foliage or flowers are being spoiled by lace bug or petal blight, preventative action – taken at the right time of year – can ease the problem.

  • Cockroaches are primitive and highly successful animals and their general body form has changed little in the past 300 million years.

  • Nematodes are common soil pests that affect plants.

  • The failure of citrus trees to produce a satisfactory crop of fruit even though blossom has been abundant, and the initial set of fruit is apparently normal, 

  • Many climbing plants enhance vertical space in the garden, but some can become a serious nuisance for you and your neighbours.

  • The bumblebee is familiar to many people who have visited Europe and Tasmania however, this ‘cute’ exotic bee could become a serious pest if it is unwittingly introduced to Western Australia.

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