Import Requirement 22 - (Lupin Anthracnose Disease - Hosts and Vectors)


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania.

22     Lupin Anthracnose Disease - Hosts and Vectors

NOTE:  THIS IMPORT REQUIREMENT IS ONE OF SEVERAL THAT MUST BE SATISFIED, AS RELEVANT, WHEN IMPORTING GRAIN OR SEED INTO TASMANIA FOR USE AS ANIMAL FEED, AS WELL AS SEED FOR SOWING. 

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any hosts and vectors of lupin anthracnose disease (Colletotrichum lupini (Bondar) Nirenberg et al.), except in accordance with the following:

I.         Lupin seed for sowing must be accompanied by a certificate signed by an approved person of the State or Territory in which it was grown and packed stating that:

(a)     the seed is from a crop examined during the growing season when the crop was mature, but the pods and stems were still green, by an inspector of the Department responsible for Agriculture in the State or Territory where the plants were grown and found to be free of Lupin Anthracnose; and

(b)     the seed is from a lot that has been sampled in an approved manner, tested by an approved method and found free of Lupin Anthracnose. A Seed Analysis Certificate issued by an accredited laboratory, stating no Colletotrichum lupini was found in the submitted sample, must be provided. The submitted sample must be representative of the whole seed lot and drawn according to current International Rules for Seed Testing published by the International Seed Testing Association, or equivalent; and

(c)     the seed has been treated with an approved pesticide1 under the supervision of the approved person; and

(d)     the seed must be accompanied by a statutory declaration issued by the grower of the crop stating that the plants or plant products:

(i)       Originate from mother stock not known to have been infected with Lupin Anthracnose; and

(ii)     the property has not received any plants or plant products of Lupinus species or shared agricultural equipment, used packages or containers with any property on which Lupin Anthracnose has been detected unless that plant material or equipment has, or those used packages or containers have been given an approved treatment;

OR

II.       Lupin seed for sowing must originate from a State or Territory for which there exists a current area freedom certificate issued by the Chief Plant Health Manager or equivalent person certifying that the whole of the State or Territory or that part of it where the seed was grown is free of Lupin Anthracnose.

III.      Lupin grain intended for processing or use as stock feed:

(a)     must be accompanied by a certificate signed by an approved person of the State or Territory in which it was grown and/or packed stating that it has been sampled in an approved manner, tested by an approved method and found free of Lupin Anthracnose; or

(b)      

(i)       must have been subjected to an approved process in an approved premise in the exporting State or Territory such that it is unlikely for any spores of the disease to have survived; or

(ii)     must be consigned to an approved Level 3 premise in Tasmania for processing prior to release; or

(c)     originate from a State or Territory for which there exists a current area freedom certificate issued by the Chief Plant Health Manager or equivalent person certifying that the whole of the State or Territory or that part of it where the grain was grown is free of Lupin Anthracnose.

IV.     Other Grains and Seeds that may contain lupins must:

(a)     contain zero lupin seeds per kilogram of grain or seed as indicated by a Seed Analysis Certificate issued by an accredited laboratory which has examined a representative sample from the grain or seed lot. (Refer IR30 for sampling protocol detail); or

(b)     if the representative sample of grain or seed contains one or more lupin seeds per kilogram, the lot from which the sample was drawn must be:

(i)       accompanied by a certificate signed by an approved person of the State or Territory in which it was grown and/or packed stating that it has been sampled in an approved manner, tested by an approved method and found free of Lupin Anthracnose; or

(ii)     originate from a State or Territory for which there exists a current area freedom certificate issued by the Chief Plant Health Manager or equivalent person certifying that the whole of the State or Territory or that part of it where the grain was grown is free of Lupin Anthracnose; or

(c)     (c) the grain or seed must be consigned for processing to an approved Level 3 premise within Tasmania if condition IV (a) or (b) are not met.

V.       Lupin plants and plant products (other than seed or grain) may only be imported with the written permission of the Chief Plant Health Manager, Biosecurity Tasmania.

VI.     Agricultural equipment, used packages and/or containers that have been used in the harvesting, handling or processing of any plant or plant product of the Lupinus species in a State or Territory where Lupin Anthracnose occurs, must be accompanied by a certificate signed by an approved person of that State or Territory stating that the agricultural equipment or other prescribed matter has been cleaned under their supervision and is free of lupin plants, plant products, lupin trash and soil.

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate. 

·          1 An approved pesticide is a mixture of Rovral (iprodione, 0.25 g per kg seed) and Thiram (1 g per kg seed) or an equivalent formulation applied at the specified rates of active ingredients.


For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Lupin Anthracnose (LA)

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