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Myrtle Rust Management for Practitioners - Open Series

There is a need for horticulturists and practitioners managing Myrtle Rust susceptible collections to collaborate, share ideas and workshop problems.

To address this the ANPC, UNSW and the BGANZ Collections and Records Management group (BCARM) are collaborating to co-ordinate a quarterly series of informal virtual get togethers.

This series is exclusively focused on practical aspects of managing and maintaining a conservation collection of Myrtle Rust susceptible species and has an open forum structure. It is open to any practitioners across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand managing collections impacted by Myrtle Rust including local council nurseries.

The first session on 22 February 2024 focused on “Fundamentals of managing a Myrtle Rust sensitive collection“. You can view Bob Makinson’s introductory talk about Myrtle Rust in Australia and Veronica Viler’s talk on managing Myrtle Rust sensitive collections below.

The second session on 16 May 2024 was aboutPest and Disease Control – Chemical Use and Permitswhere Veronica presented on ‘Chemical and Cultural methods of Myrtle Rust Management’ also now available below.

A third session will be announced soon so keep an eye out!

As part of customising the content and schedule of this series, we are seeking your feedback in this short survey. There you can vote on or suggest themes and dates for upcoming get togethers.

For more information about Myrtle Rust visit the dedicated ANPC resource page.

We hope you can get involved!

First session presentations

Second session presentation

Tracey Menzies with Native Guava potted collections at DAF Gympie – Credit: Alison Dillon DAF