What is Myrtle Rust?
■ 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.