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About the course

Chestnut blight is a disease of chestnut and oak trees that is present in Victoria. It is caused by a fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) that grows underneath the bark, resulting in degraded or dead tissue (cankers) that slowly develop and surround the infected trunk, stem or branch. Ultimately this will kill the entire tree.

This course has been developed by Agriculture Victoria and Chestnuts Australia Incorporated to help growers look for and manage chestnut blight, a disease which poses a serious threat to Australia’s chestnut industry.

Chestnut blight is a declared exotic plant disease in Victoria. This course has been developed to comply with the Victorian Plant Biosecurity Act 2010

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn how to:

  • survey and identify chestnut blight on your trees
  • decontaminate clothing and equipment to prevent further spread
  • destroy infected trees.

Course content

The course contains 1 module.


You will need to ‘Sign In’ to the Agriculture Victoria Learning Management System. If you are not already a member, then you will need to sign up and create a new account.

For help with the Agriculture Victoria Learning Management System please contact [email protected].

delivery method

Online Virtual training conducted entirely through digital platforms, allowing participants to learn remotely.

course provided by

Agriculture Victoria

Course Length

45 mins




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