Elsewhere on Department of Agriculture
Plant Pests and Diseases
Report unusual pests and diseases
- Exotic Plant Pest Hotline use this Australia-wide hotline (1800 084 881) if you have found an unusual pest or disease.
- Online new plant pest form use this form if you think you have diagnosed a pest or disease that could be new to Australia.
Familiarise yourself with exotic pest threats
By familiarising yourself with some of the exotic pest threats to your industry, you may be better able to recognise particular pest species should these enter the country.
- Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL) provides high-quality colour diagnostic images and information on pests and diseases.
- Pest Information Document Database (PIDD) contains information on high priority pests for some of Australia’s plant industries.
- Forestry and timber - pests and diseases watch list includes links to fact sheets and images for a range of serious exotic plant pests.
Diagnostic protocols for plant pests
- National diagnostic protocols for plant pests contains all nationally endorsed diagnostic protocols for use when there is an incursion.
Protect your plants from pests and diseases
- Plant biosecurity adopt simple, inexpensive biosecurity measures to help prevent plant pest and disease outbreaks on your property.
Advice on managing plant pests in your crop or garden
Advice on the control and management of pests and diseases on crops can be obtained from your local state or territory department of primary industries or agriculture. For pests found in backyard gardens, seek advice from your local nursery.
- Fruit fly and the home garden a website to help gardeners in Australia make informed decisions about the control and prevention of fruit flies in the home garden.
22 Aug 2011