Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle rust is a disease limited to plants in the Myrtaceae family. It is a member of the guava rust complex caused by Puccinia psidii, a known significant pathogen of Myrtaceae plants outside Australia. In Australia, infestations are currently limited to … Continued
Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

When myrtle rust was first detected, a response was initiated to eradicate myrtle rust. The  response was unsuccessful because myrtle rust spores are very easily dispersed by wind. In December 2010 eradication efforts were abandoned and transitioned to management.