Impact assessment

Minimising impacts of fungal disease of eucalypts in South-East Asia

Date released
22 July 2007
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Hayden Fisher, Jenny Gordon


Eucalypt species are relatively free of pests and diseases when introduced into new environments, which has led to large areas under plantation throughout the world. However as the plantation areas increase so does the threat of pest and disease introduction. This ACIAR project found new genetic material with enhanced disease resistance. It also used climatic modelling to identify high disease-risk regions.