Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in biosecurity • fungal pathogen • kanuka • manuka • myrtle rust • pohutukawa • rata on April 4th, 2017.
DOC staff on the Kermadecs’ Raoul Island have confirmed the discovery of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust on pōhutukawa trees. If it entered mainland New Zealand, the fungus could affect iconic species such as pōhutukawa, kānuka, mānuka and rātā. In a statement, MPI’s Director Readiness and Response, Geoff Gwyn, said myrtle rust spores can carry long […]
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