Red needle cast

Photo: Scion,   New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd

Photo: Scion, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd

  • Fungal pathogen that affects the needles of Radiata pine
  • Infected needles develop pale olive or khaki coloured regions with resinous bands
  • Infections can cause significant defoliation

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Phytophthora pluvialis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol