Red Needle Cast appearing 2016
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From Forest Health News - Issue 265 - March/April 2016.
We received our first report of red needle cast for 2016 in early April. It was from the East Cape and the forester who reported it suggested it may be a bad season.
Red needle cast has been more prevalent on the East Cape and central North Island than elsewhere, although occasional outbreaks have been noted in Nelson, Taranaki and Northland. A research programme is currently investigating the relationships between environmental factors and disease development. Its aim is to provide forest growers with information that will help them decide if and when to apply spray for disease control.
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