BREAKING: Dreaded virus confirmed on Bundaberg farms | News Mail

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BIOSECURITY Queensland has confirmed a case of Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in a commercially-grown greenhouse cucumber crop in Bundaberg.

In a release from the department, Queensland Chief Plant Health Manager Mike Ashton said Biosecurity Queensland had completed diagnostic testing of samples collected by its officers to confirm the presence of CGMMV at a Bundaberg business.

CGMMV has been confirmed at four sites in the Bundaberg district that are owned by the business. All four properties have been declared 'restricted places' under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

"Our first priority is to continue working with the affected business to develop a management plan to eradicate the virus from the greenhouses," Mr Ashton said.

"While we are working with the Bundaberg facility to minimise disruption to their business as much as possible, stringent biosecurity measures have been put in place to minimise the risk of spread to other properties.

 

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BREAKING: Dreaded virus confirmed on Bundaberg farms | News Mail
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BIOSECURITY Queensland has confirmed a case of Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in a commercially-grown greenhouse cucumber crop in Bundaberg.

In a release from the department, Queensland Chief Plant Health Manager Mike Ashton said Biosecurity Queensland had completed diagnostic testing of samples collected by its officers to confirm the presence of CGMMV at a Bundaberg business.

CGMMV has been confirmed at four sites in the Bundaberg district that are owned by the business. All four properties have been declared 'restricted places' under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

"Our first priority is to continue working with the affected business to develop a management plan to eradicate the virus from the greenhouses," Mr Ashton said.

"While we are working with the Bundaberg facility to minimise disruption to their business as much as possible, stringent biosecurity measures have been put in place to minimise the risk of spread to other properties.

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