Pest management is a significant problem and production expense for tea tree growers in Australia. This report presents outcomes of a scoping study conducted to provide an evidence-based foundation for larger projects that aim to address the most important pest and disease threats to tea tree oil production, and their subsequent management requirements. It identifies gaps in plantation pest and disease surveillance and discusses short and long-term strategies to manage significant pests and diseases. This report is targeted at the Australian tea tree industry to help identify priority areas and to structure future funding programs.
Australian tea tree oil industry participants can access the full report by contacting John Smith, General Manager of Research at AgriFutures Australia, at email@example.com.