Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
Sugarcane Fiji disease (077)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Widespread distribution. Asia, Africa, Oceania. On sugarcane, lowland pitpit, and other Saccharum species. Occasionally, an important virus disease.
  • Galls occur on the leaves; leaves are stiff, stunted, and flat-topped (as if chewed).
  • Spread is by planthoppers, and in planting setts.
  • Cultural control: use varieties bred for resistance (Fiji and Australia); do not take planting material from affected plants, even if some stalks in a stool look healthy; carefully remove diseased plants as soon as disease seen without spreading insects; collect and burn trash, after harvest.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.

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