Second confirmed detection of guava root-knot nematode: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Guava root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii) (GRKN) has been confirmed on a second property in Queensland, this time at Hervey Bay.

GRKN can affect many plants including chilli, coffee, cotton, ginger, guava, papaya, soybean and common bean, sweet potato, watermelon, tobacco, and ornamental plants.

Government and industry will work together to determine management strategies for GRKN to reduce its impact on our plant industries, due to multiple cases within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Biosecurity Queensland is undertaking surveillance and tracing efforts to determine the extent of distribution of GRKN in Queensland.

Commercial growers are urged to continue to report unusual or unfamiliar symptoms or plant damage to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

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