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Myrtle Rust

18 05, 2017

Myrtle Rust Update

2017-11-28T16:16:48+13:00May 18th, 2017|Myrtle Rust|

The following is an update from MPI and Apiculture New Zealand on the myrtle rust situation in New Zealand, including specific information for local beekeepers in affected areas. Myrtle rust, a fungus which can have serious consequences on various species of plants in the myrtle family including New Zealand native plants like pōhutukawa and [...]

9 05, 2017

Myrtle Rust in New Zealand

2017-11-28T16:16:48+13:00May 9th, 2017|Myrtle Rust|

The fungal disease myrtle rust has been found in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Since the first detection in a Kerikeri nursery last Friday, it has become more widespread. It affects plants in the myrtle family, which includes some of New Zealand’s iconic species such as mānuka, pohutukawa, kanuka, as well as production [...]

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