Myrtle Rust Information

10 May 2017

myrtle rustMyrtle rust is a fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family, including mānuka, and can also have negative effects on feijoa. It has recently been found in Kerikeri in Northland. 

Below are some resources, prepared by NZPPI for plant nurseries, which may be of use to growers concerned about the disease.

If you or anyone you know is concerned about myrtle rust, or believe you may have found some, please contact MPI on 0800 00 83 33.



Myrtle crop plant management protocol


Crop inspection protocol


Identification guide