Queensland's tropical fruit orchards will be affected by root rot and fungal disease over the coming months as a result of Cyclone Joy.
It is expected that the majority of orchards will encounter some problems with Phytophthora root rot, a fungal disease.
Avocado trees are most susceptible to phytophthora. Queensland's Department of Primary Industries horticulturist, Nick Macleod said, "Avocado growers should act now to inject trees with Fosject, a phosphorous acid formulation which provides some root protection against phytophthora."
Other fruits which are in jeopardy, as a result of the cyclone, include some low chill stone fruits, lychees and mangoes.
DATE: March 1991
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