Kauri Dieback & Myrtle Rust

More knowledge is urgently needed about these devastating plant diseases to underpin future approaches and tools to fight them.

Ngā Rākau Taketake

Work is well underway on developing a programme that aims to accelerate the critical research needed to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust. 

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Combating pathogen risk using genomics

Rapid assessments of the potential impact of pathogens are critical in protecting ecosystems from new threats.

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Stopping kauri dieback in its tracks

Selected native plant extracts may be able to attract and kill the spores of Phytophthora agathidicida – the pathogen causing kauri dieback, according to researchers.

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Tiaki mō kauri: citizens combating kauri dieback

A community-led social science programme is bringing together communities to help save Aotearoa’s iconic kauri tree.

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Whakawātea riha rāwaho

Traditional Māori knowledge and cultural solutions may be the key to combating the serious fungal disease myrtle rust.

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