Control of Phytophthora cinnamomi with phosphite: some recent developments in application methods

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Australasian Plant Conservation, Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc., Volume 34, Number 4, p.10–11 (2005)



Phytophthora cinnamomi has a world-wide distribution, causes disease in a very wide range of plants and is responsible for the destruction of certain plant communities in Europe and Australia. P. cinnamomi was probably introduced into Australia in the nineteenth century and is now established in south-western Australia and Tasmania, and throughout eastern Australia, from South Australia to the wet tropics. P. cinnamomi is listed as a Key Threatening Process under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.