Environews: Eight years of Myrtle Rust in Australia

Weekend Variety Wireless 11/02/2018

While we ponder the implications of the deadly Myrtle Rust spread in New Zealand, why has nobody asked an Australian what its effects have been? 

Graeme speaks with Dr Angus Carnegie, Principal Research Scientist at Australia’s Forest Health and Biosecurity. They’ve had Myrtle Rust for eight years now, so what has happened and what can we learn from their experience? 

In 2010 when Myrtle Rust turned up, Australia was prepared however it had already spread and it become too late to completely remove it.

Listen to the full audio with Dr Angus Carnegie above.

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