Exotic Pest Alert: Bacterial Panicle Blight

Bacterial panicle blight (Burkholderia glumae) is an exotic plant pest not present in Australia This disease is a serious threat to Australia’s rice industry.


  • Symptoms
  • Hosts
  • Disease lifecycle
  • Spread
  • Distribution
  • Actions to minimise risks
  • Reporting

Plant Biosecurity and Product Integrity, NSW Department of Primary Industries, April 2017