Phytophthora Connect

Your information portal to dieback and Phytophthora in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Welcome to Phytophthora Connect. This site is designed to keep you up-to-date on developments in the ‘Dieback in the Greater Blue Mountains’ project, to enable you to share your own information on the occurrence of dieback and provide you with useful information on Phytophthora cinnamomi.


Banksia species growing at a location in the GBMWHA where Phytophthora
had been isolated showing typical chlorosis or ‘yellowing’ of the leaves.

Information on Phytophthora cinnamomi

Facts about Phytophthora [ download pdf ]

Field Guide to Phytophthora sampling

Sampling for Phytophthora in soils is easy. Instructions on how to successfully sample soil for Phytophthora from dieback sites can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

[ Instructions ]

Data collection sheet

Data collection sheets on dieback locations and/or soil sampling locations:

[ download data sheet template ]

Share your data

Please send your data collection sheets, observations or photos of diseased sites to diebackproject@bmwhi.org.au

Getting in Touch

Project coordinator: Zoe-Joy Newby
Plant Pathology and Mycology Centre
Royal Botanical Gardens Mrs Macquaries Road
Sydney, NSW, 2000
(02) 9231 8138
zoejoy.newby@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

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