Submit a photo and description of your pest, whether insect or disease, here: Email link
If you think it may be a biosecurity threat contact your local Agriculture Department or Plant Health Australia direct.
Exotic Pest/disease reporting, click on the links below:
Plant Health Australia
The Pistachio Growers Association represents the biosecurity interests of pistachio producers and the industry. They are members of Plant Health Australia and signatories to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed. Their responsibilities include:
- biosecurity planning and implementation at the national and farm levels
- liaising with federal and state governments on trade issues
- funding and supporting biosecurity initiatives
- participating in national committees and response efforts in an emergency.
Exotic pests (not in Australia)
http://www.planthealthaustralia.com.au/industries/pistachios/ Links below will take you to an external site.
The link will take you to the Pistachio section of the PHA website which has the PIDD- Pest Information Document Database. Endorsed National Diagnostic Protocols are available from the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network webpage.
The following is a list of high priority exotic pests of pistachios. These pests were identified during the development of the Biosecurity Plan for the Tree Nut Industry in consultation with industry, government and scientists. They have been assessed as high priority pests based on their potential to enter, establish, and spread in Australia (eg environmental factors, host range, vectors) and the cost to industry of control measures.
PHA has a range of fact sheets, contingency plans and diagnostic protocols relevant to these pests. Pest risk review documents are also available for some pests. Please contact PHA on 02 6215 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Endorsed National Diagnostic Protocols are available from the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network webpage.
|Common name||Scientific name||EPPRD Category||Fact sheet||Contingency plan||Diagnostic protocol|
|Green stink bug||Chinavia hilaris (syn. Acrosternum hilare, Pentatoma hilaris, Chinavia hilare, Nezara hilaris)||FS|
|Gypsy moths||Lymantria dispar and Lymantria mathura||FS FS FS||CP|
|Khapra beetle||Trogoderma granarium||2||FS||CP|
|Leaf footed bug||Leptoglossus clypealis||FS|
|Navel orangeworm||Amyelois transitella||3||FS|
|Verticillium wilt||Verticillium dahliae (exotic defoliating strains)||3||FS|
|Western conifer seed bug||Leptoglossus occidentalis||FS|
|Western leaf footed bug||Leptoglossus zonatus||FS|
The following is a list of documents for other exotic and endemic pests of pistachios. Please note that this is not a complete list of pests: rather it includes pests for which documents exist in the Pest Information Document Database.
Some of the documents presented here are not tailored to the pistachio industry and are included for information only.