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February 2019 Myrtle Rust update

February 27, 2019

In this update:

  • Where has myrtle rust been found
  • Take our online training programme to help identify myrtle rust 
  • Seed collection update from the Department of Conservation 
  • Seasonal variations of myrtle rust: preparing for Autumn 
  • We want your feedback - tell us what you want in future updates
  • Give your plants the best chance against myrtle rust 
  • How to reduce the risk of spread in your area 
  • Resources for landowners with myrtle rust on their property
  • Links to further information 

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January 2019 Myrtle Rust update

January 30, 2019

In this update you will find:

  • Where has myrtle rust been found
  • Take our online training programme to help identify myrtle rust
  • Increase in myrtle rust finds during the summer and what to check for
  • New evidence that myrtle rust can reproduce sexually

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December 2018 Myrtle Rust update

December 19, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Where has myrtle rust been found
  • Check your myrtle plants for myrtle rust this summer
  • Give your plants the best chance against myrtle rust
  • How to reduce the risk of spread in your area

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Biosecurity New Zealand and DOC warn of myrtle rust risk this summer

December 19, 2018

Biosecurity New Zealand (part of the Ministry for Primary Industries) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are encouraging the public to check their local myrtle plants this summer to help track the spread of the fungal disease myrtle rust.

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November 2018 Myrtle Rust Update

November 28, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Detections in the last month 
  • Myrtle rust research to be accelerated
  • What is PCR?

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October 2018 Myrtle Rust Update

October 31, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Detections in the last month 
  • Identifying myrtles and myrtle rust  
  • Department of Conservation decision on bee movements 

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September 2018 Myrtle Rust Update

September 26, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Myrtle rust detections over the last month from Biosecurity New Zealand 
  • Endeavour funding successful 
  • Myrtle rust resources live on Science Learning Hub Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao
  • Predicting the climatic risk of myrtle rust during its first year in New Zealand
  • Department of Conservation Success on Mount Karioi 
  • Change in Operational Approach for Biosecurity New Zealand

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August 2018 Myrtle Rust Update

August 29, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Myrtle rust detections over the last month from Biosecurity New Zealand 
  • Myrtle rust working group update 
  • Seed banking update from the Department of Conservation 

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July 2018 Myrtle Rust update

July 01, 2018

In this update you will find:

  • Myrtle rust detections over the last month from the Ministry for Primary Industries
  • New advice for planting and restorations programmes
  • Seed collection update from the Department of Conservation
  • Overview of the last year's work on Raoul Island from the Department of Conservation
  • A research report on the risks of transmission of myrtle rust spores by honey bees which has recently been completed
  • Science Spotlight
  • Symptoms to look out for on myrtle plants
  • Links to further information

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