Myrtle rust update – Friday 26 May 2017
The number of properties infected with myrtle rust nationally stands at 21 – an increase of one from yesterday.
The affected properties are a mix of nurseries, private gardens, retailers/distributors and an orchard.
The stats stand at: 17 properties in Taranaki, 3 in Northland and 1 in Waikato.
To date, the rust has been found on seedlings of pōhutukawa, Lophomyrtus bullata (Ramarama), eucalyptus and a single instance each of mānuka and Syzygium smithii. It has not been observed on feijoa as yet.
Note: Unless there is a significant development, there will be no updates issued over the weekend.
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