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Healthy hardwoods. A field guide to pests, diseases and nutritional disorders in subtropical hardwoods.

Carnegie, A. and Lawson, S.A. and Smith, T. and Pegg, G.S. and Stone, C. and McDonald, J. (2008) Healthy hardwoods. A field guide to pests, diseases and nutritional disorders in subtropical hardwoods. Forest and Wood Products Australia, Victoria.

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Publisher URL: http://www.fwpa.com.au
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Abstract

Healthy hardwoods: A field guide to pests, diseases and nutritional disorders in subtropical hardwoods can be used to help identify the common damaging insects, fungi and nutritional disorders in young eucalypt (Eucalyptus and Corymbia species) plantations in subtropical eastern Australia.

This guide includes photographs of each insect, fungus and nutritional disorder and the damage they cause, along with a brief description to aid identification. A brief host list for insects and fungi, including susceptibility and occurrence, is provided as a guide only. A hand lens will be useful, especially to identify fungi. Although it is possible to identify insects and fungi from these photographs, laboratory examination will sometimes be necessary. For example, microscopes and culturing media might be used to identify fungi.

Information about four exotic pests and diseases has also been included in the Biosecurity threats chapter. Potentially, these would have a severe impact on plantation and natural forests if introduced into Australia. To prevent establishment of these pests, early detection and identification is crucial. If an exotic insect or disease is suspected, then an immediate response is required. Usually, the first response will be to contact the nearest Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service office or forestry agency to seek advice.

Item Type:Book
Funders:Forest and Wood Products Australia, (FWPA), Subtropical Forests Health Alliance, (SFHA), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, (DPI&F)
Projects:FWPA: PR07.5066; Improving operational knowledge and response to forest health problems in subtropical hardwood plantations.
Business groups:Agri-Science, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Reproduced (pdf) with permission. © 2008 Forest & Wood Products Australia.
Keywords:Hardwood; plantation; tree health; tree pest; tree disease; tree nutrition.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases
Forestry
Science > Entomology
Deposited On:15 Aug 2011 06:14
Last Modified:08 Sep 2011 07:18

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