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Peridermium harknessii, western gall rust

The pathogen causing Western gall rust is not present in New Zealand.

  • New paper on western gall rust
    From Forest Health News 205, May 2010. We have published a paper on the specific method that we developed to detect the DNA of the western gall rust pathogen within…
  • Beyond Borders — Forest Tree Rusts from a Global Perspective
    From Forest Health News 164, July 2006. Tod Ramsfield recently attended the IUFRO meeting on Rusts of Forest Trees at Lake Tahoe, California. The theme of the meeting was “Beyond…
  • The potential distribution of western gall rust in New Zealand
    From Forest Health News 152, June 2005. Western gall rust (Endocronartium harknessii syn. Peridermium harknessii) causes a serious disease on two- and three-needle hard pines, including Pinus radiata, in North America. Unlike…
  • Western gall rust meets Tod Ramsfield
    Forest Health News 121, August 2002. Western gall rust, caused by the rust fungus Endocronartium harknessii, is another disease of Pinus radiata we prefer to keep out of New Zealand. One…


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