Growing, stocking and selling species that are resistant to myrtle rust should help
nurseries to reduce stock losses, management costs and chemical use longer-term. It will
also help increase regional resilience against myrtle rust by slowing the spread and
reducing levels of myrtle rust inoculum. This practical advice for plant growers and buyers has been produced by Auckland Council.
A long-torm monitoring form is ready to be used by a wide variety of groups who have some level of knowledge of myrtle rust symptoms and who will be monitoring symptoms on specific host trees or stands of trees over time.