Help track the spread of myrtle rust

New Zealand Myrtle Rust Monitoring Form - New! (docx 14 MB)

This form has been designed for use by trained myrtle rust observers and can be completed on paper or digitaly. An Excel spreadsheet version is also available (see below).

New Zealand Myrtle Rust Monitoring Form - Excel spreadsheet version (xlsx 63 KB)

A spreadsheet has been developed to assist with collection of data until an app and a centralised databased have been developed.

Help track the spread of myrtle rust by becoming a Citizen Scientist

Help scientists resource managers understand when and where myrtle rust it is occuring. Become a Citizen Scientist with support from iNaturalist.

Fact sheet on myrtle rust (pdf 1.3 MB)

A printable fact sheet on myrtle rust available for reuse and reprinting.

Myrtle rust online learning modules I and II

Biosecurity New Zealand has developed online training courses about myrtle rust. The courses are available to everyone but are particularly suited to those running community education events. Click here to go to Biosecurity New Zealand's site and register to get access to the course.

Guide to identifying myrtle rust (pdf 829 KB)

A guide to identifying myrtle rust for reuse and reprinting.

Susceptible myrtle plants list (pdf 477 KB)

A list of susceptible myrtle plant species based on data collected in Australia.

Weekly Myrtle Rust Risk Prediction Maps

Keep up to date with the effects of seasonal weather variations on the Myrtle Rust infection cycle.