Deadly myrtle rust endangers manuka and pohutukawa

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  1. frazzledfozzle

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    I still don't get it :(
     
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  2. Trevor Gillbanks

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    It was a joke with @Rob Stockley. He just needed 2 bites of the cherry. Of course I know it is Sunday today.
     
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    Neither did I.
    Must be all that Gusathion we ingested as kids
     
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  4. Rob Stockley

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    Me either. Perhaps it's a Palmerston North thing.
     
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    The Scarab has some beautiful colours, heh !
     
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  7. Rob Stockley

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    Wild trout certainly like them.
     
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  10. frazzledfozzle

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    Why have both locations that tested positive been nursery?
     
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  11. yesbut

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    "Growing conditions in nurseries are seen as ideal for the fungus with many vulnerable young plants in sheltered, warm and damp environments."
    And I imagine nurserymen are more likely than most to be keeping an eye out and recognising what they're seeing.
     
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    Maybe it is because the people in the Nursery are working with plants all day and also they know what to look for......
     
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    In a conversation the other day some pop up and said maybe someone summgle a Manuka plant in for Australia that had a higher DNA that we have here
     
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    I was told today it's been found in two locations on great barrier. The horse may well have bolted on this one.
     
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    Also been found in Taranaki. So yes, the horse has bolted. and come back. and bolted again just to show it can.
     
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    I expect it is in our area somewhere.
    If it blows across the Tasman and is in Taranaki I can not see how it is not here .
    But if it is we will not notice the extent till next summer when the temps increase into the zone the rust likes to grow in .
     
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  18. john berry

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    Find something and report it to MPI and the tendency is for them to close you down for the duration as happened with a possible EFB report a few years back. No compensation. As it is beekeepers in the myrtle rust affected areas have been asked not to move their hives. I can just see the corporate's obeying that one.
     
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    Hebe's seem to be a good source for my bees.
    Is it susceptible to rust ?
     
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    We are due to pick up about 800 native plants on Monday for riparian planting,just got a call from taranaki regional council and all plant pickups have been postponed for an undetermined time .
    Suspension has come from mpi
     
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