Use this site to find out where myrtle rust is, what it looks like and what you can do if you find it in New Zealand

Help track the spread of myrtle rust

Your help is vital to our long-term myrtle rust management and research projects. A form for long-term monitoring is now available!

Science & Research

Research is vital to help us understand the impact of myrtle rust on our myrtle plants

MPI-funded Research Reports

Read the MPI-funded myrtle rust research reports.

Read about our current research

Learn about the science and research happening to better understand myrtle rust in New Zealand

Long-term monitoring form

Use this form to monitor myrtle rust over the long-term

Become a Citizen Scientist

Help us understand where myrtle rust is by participating in citizen science supported by iNaturalist

Know what to do if you find myrtle rust

Get advice on how to manage or remove myrtle rust on your property if you find it

Research highlights ex situ conservation strategies for endangered native myrtles

New research highlights the importance of holistic conservation strategies to safeguard the germplasm of native New Zealand myrtles under threat from myrtle rust.

Help slow the spread of myrtle rust

Reduce impacts through plant selection - advice for plant growers & buyers