2 June, 2014
New Disease of Black Wattle
Earlier this year a new disease of Acacia mearnsii (black wattle)
was reported to the TPCP by farmers in the KZN Midlands. This disease
causes significant damage to trees and work is underway, by the TPCP,
ICFR and NCT to find solutions for the management of the problem.
however, need as much information as possible on the distribution and
impact of the disease and would appreciate all of your help.
If you think you have the disease on your farm, in your
plantations, please contact myself or our diagnostic clinic.
is a PDF with photos of the disease : Disease Alert Wattle Rust
Jolanda Roux (Ph.D)