Chestnut Blight - growers need to know about permits?

Friday 2nd March, 2012

Autumn surveys to commence next week:

As part of the response plan this survey will include all 10 infected premises and all chestnut trees within a 1km zone of these.  Full hygiene protocol will be used by the trained and experienced staff. 


Note that surveys will not proceed in wet weather as this presents a biosecurity risk.  It is expected to take 4 weeks to complete.


There have been a steady number of calls regarding permits to move chestnuts.  The current situation is this; the only properties who require a permit are infected ones.

All other properties who have been surveyed in the spring round and found to be clear do not require a permit.

This does not apply to plant material.  Anyone wanting to move plant material should contact DPI Ovens.

Queries: Brendan Ralph (03) 5731 1207

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