A study has just been published containing new evidence that Austropuccinia psidii, the fungus that causes myrtle rust, is reproducing sexually in New Zealand in addition to cloning itself.
Month: January 2020
Measuring dissolved organic matter could give an idea of the extent to which trees are infected with Phytophthora agathidicida, according to a recent study.
Dr Stuart Fraser is in the thick of his first field season leading the myrtle rust team at Scion. We sat down with him to get his insights on the disease in Aotearoa and abroad.
The team at Scion didn’t stop for long over the Christmas break – this is their latest news about myrtle rust infections at selected monitoring sites in the North Island.
Like many of us, the summer break has seen me transfixed with horror at the scale and magnitude of the bushfire crisis in Australia.