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Avocado scab

Maintaining access for avocados

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Avocado scab

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Avocado scab is caused by the fungus Sphaceloma perseae which causes lesions on leaves and fruit. The presence of avocado scab in a shipment for export can close market borders. The presence of avocado scab in New Zealand has never been officially recorded.