Australas Plant Pathol 2021 30;50(6):695-704. Epub 2021 Sep 30.
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Southern sting nematode (), by far the most damaging nematode pest of turfgrass in Australia, was first reported from the Newcastle area of New South Wales in 1979 and is now widely distributed in the Central Coast region of NSW; is causing severe damage to sportsgrounds in Perth, Western Australia; and has been reported from a few locations in other states. This paper reports a recent example of interstate transfer, as small rolls of turf transferred from a turf nursery in Victoria to the Brisbane Cricket Ground (the Gabba) for the Australian Football League Grand Final in October 2020 were found to be infested with . Despite this transfer, evidence is provided to suggest that Queensland should be considered provisionally free of . Read More