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The Myrtle Rust pathogen has arrived - and South African Myrtales are at risk : green news - plant disease alert

Roux, Jolanda and Pegg, Geoff (2014) The Myrtle Rust pathogen has arrived - and South African Myrtales are at risk : green news - plant disease alert. Veld & Flora, 100 (1). pp. 12-13. ISSN 00423203

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Abstract

For many years Australian forest pathologists and other scientists have dreaded the arrival of the rust fungus, Puccinia psidii, commonly known as Myrtle Rust, in Australia. This pathogen eventually did arrive in that country and was first detected in New South Wales in 2010 on Willow Myrtle (Agonis flexuosa). It is generally accepted that it entered the country on an ornamental Myrtales* host brought in by a private nursery. Despite efforts to eradicate the invasive rust, it has already spread widely, now occurring along the east coast of Australia, from temperate areas in Victoria and southern North South Wales to tropical areas in north Queensland.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Eradication and containment
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Deposited On:05 Aug 2014 05:58
Last Modified:05 Aug 2014 05:58

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