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Citrus canker - reinstatement of import requirement in Tasmania (May 2018)

 Citrus canker (Xanthomonas citri susbp citri) has recently been detected in the Northern Territory. Citrus canker is a serious disease of citrus and can have severe impacts on fruit quality and yield. Citrus canker is not harmful to people or animals.


Biosecurity Tasmania has declared citrus canker to be a List A disease under the Plant Quarantine Act 1997 and has re-in​stated the Import Requirement on the import of Citrus plants and plant products (including leaf material and fruit) as well as agricultural equipment and machinery that may have been in contact with the disease.



Find the re-instated​ Import Requirement 31 on the Biosecurity Tasmaniawebsite .




For more information on citrus canker, signs and symptoms, visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries website.


 If you think you have seen symptoms that look like citrus canker, please call the Biosecurity Tasmania Plant Pest Hotline on ​1800 084 881