What is Myr­tle Rust?

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■ Myr­tle rust first ap­pears in bright yel­low, pow­dery erup­tions on the un­der­side of young leaves, ap­pear­ing on both sides of leaves as it grows.

■ The pus­tules darken with time, and the leaves may be­come twisted and die.

■ Myr­tle rust was first de­tected in Aus­tralia in 2010. Ini­tially, the Aus­tralian Govern­ment tried to con­tain the dis­ease, but it quickly spread and reached our shores in May last year.

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