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 [...]