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PESTS AND DISEASES OF FORESTRY IN NEW ZEALAND


 Myrtle Rust


Guava rust, Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii, Uredo rangelii)

 

  • Myrtle Rust and the Forest Industry
    From Forest Health News 269, August 2016 Myrtle rust, caused by the microscopic fungus Puccinia psidii, has been discussed in earlier issues of Forest Health News (211, 212, 238 and…
     
  • Latest on Myrtle Rust
    From Forest Health News 255, April 2015 Puccinia psidii damage on guava in Brazil (left) and on Malabar plum in Hawaii (right). Pictures, Jonas Janner Hamann, Universidade Federal de Santa…
     
  • GUAVA (MYRTLE) RUST IN SOUTH AFRICA
    From Forest Health News 238, July 2013 The December 2010 issue of FH News reported the presence of this serious rust fungus (Puccinia psidii) in Australia and speculated on its possible arrival…
     
  • GUAVA/MYRTLE RUST IN QUEENSLAND
    From Forest Health News 212, January 2011 The last issue of Forest Health News dealt with guava/myrtle rust (caused by Puccinia psidii) in New South Wales and speculated on what…
     
  • GUAVA/MYRTLE RUST IN AUSTRALIA
    From Forest Health News 211, December 2010 In April 2010 myrtle rust (Uredo rangelii) was found in Australia for the first time. Uredo rangelii is now recognised as one of…
     
  • GETTING AGGRESSIVE WITH MYRTLE RUST
    From Biosecurity 100, October 2010 Myrtle rust (Uredo rangelii), a fungal pathogen part of the guava rust disease group, has caused severe economic damage to the plant family Myrtaceae in…
     
  • GUAVA RUST: A STEP CLOSER TO NEW ZEALAND
    From Biosecurity 69, August 2006 Guava rust (Puccinia psidii) is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family (family Myrtaceae). In Hawaii last year, guava rust symptoms…
     

 

See also:

Risk analysis of the Puccinia psidii/ Guava Rust fungal complex (including Uredo rangelii/Myrtle Rust) on nursery stock
MAF, June 2011 (pdf 700kb)

Myrtle rust found in Australia, Australasian Plant Pathology, 2010, 39, 463–466

BRIEFING DOCUMENT ON MYRTLE RUST, A MEMBER OF THE GUAVA RUST COMPLEX, AND THE RISK TO NEW ZEALAND
Tod Ramsfield, Margaret Dick, Lindsay Bulman, Rebecca Ganley, Scion 14 May 2010

GUAVA RUST IN BRAZIL — A THREAT TO EUCALYPTUS AND OTHER MYRTACEAE (PDF)
I. C. TOMMERUP, 2004

Beyond Borders — Forest Tree Rusts from a Global Perspective

 

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