Myr­tle rust found in Te Kuiti

Hamilton Metro News - - News -

Myr­tle rust has been de­tected in a small num­ber of plants at a nurs­ery in the Waikato town of Te Kuiti.

This brings the to­tal num­ber of pos­i­tive cases of myr­tle rust to 16.

Two were orig­i­nally recorded in Kerik­eri, and the re­main­ing 13 are in Taranaki.

The new lo­ca­tion was found by trac­ing sales of plants from another nurs­ery which tested pos­i­tive for the fun­gus.

The Min­istry for Pri­mary In­dus­tries has re­ceived 420 re­ports of sus­pected myr­tle rust to its 0800 line.

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