Hygiene Champions Long Before COVID-19…

Hygiene Champions Long Before COVID-19…

Long before COVID-19 regulations, many of us were hygiene champions for a different reason – Phytophthora Dieback!  This deadly introduced plant pathogen is the biggest threat to biodiversity in WA from Eneabba to east of Esperance.  Just like COVID-19, being...
Be Aware of Dieback in the Wheatbelt

Be Aware of Dieback in the Wheatbelt

July 2019 – With winter upon us, and therefore in theory the wetter months of the year, it is important to be aware of the effects and risks of Dieback. Dieback is a pathogen of the Phytophthora group which can cause disease and death in otherwise healthy plants,...
Project Dieback – State NRM Funding Announced

Project Dieback – State NRM Funding Announced

February 2019 – Dieback management on the south coast has been boosted with State NRM funding for implementation of the State Dieback Management and Investment Framework. This project will work closely with land managers, stakeholders and community by utilising...
Summer rain – high time for hygiene

Summer rain – high time for hygiene

November 2018 – As we’re welcoming summer rainfall into our gardens and native bushland, Phytophthoras are taking advantage of the wet, warm soil conditions created to get active, producing spores and infecting new hosts. This wet soil is also much stickier and more...