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Reducing the Spread of Myrtle Rust
Myrtle rust spores on a jacket sleeve
Rusts are highly transportable because they can produce large numbers of very small spores.
Myrtle rust can be dispersed by:
- Movement of infected plant material (nursery stock, cut flowers, plant cuttings, germplasm)
- Movement of contaminated equipment (secateurs, chainsaws)
- Wind, water (wind-driven rain, irrigation) and gravity
- Animals (insects including bees, birds, other wildlife, pets)
- Humans (on clothing, shoes and jewellery)