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Deadly myrtle rust endangers manuka and pohutukawa

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jamesc    813

The Scarab has some beautiful colours, heh !

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Rob Stockley    2,558
The Scarab has some beautiful colours, heh !

Wild trout certainly like them.

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frazzledfozzle    4,571

Why have both locations that tested positive been nursery?

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yesbut    3,330

"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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CraBee    330
Why have both locations that tested positive been nursery?

 

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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nikki watts    121

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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Kiwifruiter    473

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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kaihoka    785
I was told today it's been found in two locations on great barrier. The horse may well have bolted on this one.

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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john berry    2,114

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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tudor    1,313

Hebe's seem to be a good source for my bees.

Is it susceptible to rust ?

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Santa    61

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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kaihoka    785
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.

I did not realise that hive movement was banned from infected areas.

Will that last until the whole country has rust

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Kiwifruiter    473
I did not realise that hive movement was banned from infected areas.

Will that last until the whole country has rust

Will only be a few weeks either way.

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Ali    106
Will only be a few weeks either way.

 

What a pity! Stopping the great migrations (permanently)would solve a lot of problems in the industry and for the smaller beek! Imagine......permanent apiaries only.......might even be bye bye corporates and other encroachers!:whistle:

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Kiwifruiter    473

It will not need to knock Manuka round much to kill the viability of Manuka honey....

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tudor    1,313

Further to my post #39 above about hebe's, I would be interested to see what groups of plants will not be affected by rust, and may have an important role to play in honey production in the future. I presume that clover is in this group ...

 

I'm sure we have people on the forum with this botanical info.

 

Thanks.

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john berry    2,114

Manuka, kanuka, pohutukawa,ramarama and all the different rata for the natives and eucalyptus and bottlebrush for the exotics.Hebe are a completely different family and should be fine until the next incursion.

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yesbut    3,330
Further to my post #39 above about hebe's,

Well firstly genus hebe is now back to it's original name veronica. Secondly, there's no need for that apostrophe before the plural s.

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tudor    1,313

Ah, did you miss my implied word(s) ?

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john berry    2,114

I assume hebe being a Maori word does not have an S added. Aren't all maori words like one sheep many sheep one tui many tui lots of Hebe.

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yesbut    3,330
I assume hebe being a Maori word does not have an S added

Not by the time us honkies have been burbling it a half century or so

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