Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
Original and official translation of the Import permit must be presented to the Authorised Officer at the time of making appointment.
No evidence of Leaf blight (Cochliobolus victoriae – asexual type Bipolaris victoriae), Leaf blight (Cochliobolus victoriae – R.R. Nelson, Bipolaris victoriae) being on Festuca elata seed. It has been found on Avena sativa, Zea mays, Digitaria ciliaris in Australia. Freedom may be endorsed without citing an evidence.
Oat take-all fungus (Gaeumannomyces graminis var. avenae) is seed-borne in Festuca elata (Waltz et al. 2003; Smiley 1992). Freedom may be endorsed after citing a crop inspection report, area of production freedom certificate or laboratory test analysis report.
Rathayibacter (Rathayibacter rathayi) - Anguina nematodes cause gall formation on above ground parts of plants. The seed gall nematode Anguina tritici can cause serious damage to wheat and wheat seeds. Anguina agrostis (hosted by grasses including Agrostis spp. and Festuca spp.) and A. tritici (hosted by wheat and rye, corn, Secale cereale). Anguina agrostis is not known to occur in Australia. The absence of the vector from Australian environment ensure the Festuca spp seed is free of this pest. Freedom may be endorsed without citing an evidence.
Bacterial leaf streak (Xanthomonas translucens pv. translucens) - Major hosts include Hordeum vulgare (barley), Secale cereale (rye), Triticale, Triticum aestivum (wheat). Avena sativa (oats), Triticum spelta (spelt) are considered as minor hosts. The only wild host reported is Bromus inermis (Awnless brome). There is no evidence of Festuca spp being host of this pest. Freedom may be endorsed without citing an evidence.
Panicum mosaic virus do not require supporting evidence as there is no evidence of it being on Festuca elata seed export pathway.