Little Cherry disease confirmed in NSW
Little cherry disease has now been detected in New South Wales as well as Tasmania and Victoria.
The detections included older trees, indicating that Little cherry disease has been present in Australia for a substantial period of time.
Symptoms & Diagnosis
Cherry growers should inspect their orchards for symptoms of Little cherry disease. Symptomatic trees that have been diagnosed by a lab should be removed as they will never be as productive as healthy trees. To prevent introduction of this disease, growers should ensure new planting stock is certified as virus tested.