Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Xylella

What is it: Xylella is a bacterium

Where is it: Parts of Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America

What does it do: Xylella effects the xylem of plants where it blocks the movement of water, dehydrating the plant and causing death

What to look for: Leaf discoloration, browning and loss of leaves, stunting of young shoots, gradual reduction in fruit size, die back and eventually death of the plant.