Tasmania: Xylella scare

A bacteria that has the ability to wipe out much of Tasmania’s horticultural industries could enter the state via imported cut flowers. Emergency quarantine measures were introduced to reduce the risk of Xylella fastidiosa in November 2015, but these measures do not cover cut flowers because the risk is not considered high enough. Xylella has already cost the Californian wine industry hundreds of millions of dollars and has spread to South America and Europe.

Reblogged 2 weeks ago from www.winetitles.com.au