Plant quarantine, Plant diseases, Disease control, Australia
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LATE blight of potatoes in 1830, powdery mildew of grapes in 1847, phylloxera in 1861, downy mildew in 1875, and black rot in 1838 . . . It was this grim list of plant disease epidemics in Europe that forced Governments to protect plants by quarantine.
Gulvin, A T.
"Why Australia needs plant quarantine,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol9/iss10/3