Phytophthora (Root Rot)Phytophthora Root Rot or Phytophthora cinnamoni, as it is scientifically known, is an introduced pathogen that attacks the roots of susceptible plants. In some native plant communities, epidemic disease can develop, causing the death of a large number of plants.
In Tasmania, the vegetation types most affected are heathland, moorlands, dry sclerophyll forest and scrub.
For identification of Phytophthora in horticultural situations, contact Plant Health:
Dr Ziqing Yuan
Senior Plant Pathologist
13 St Johns Avenue
NEW TOWN TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6233 3273 or 1300 368 550 (local call cost)
Fax: 03 6278 2716
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