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    Based on the current distribution and spread of the disease, the Myrtle Rust National Management Group (NMG) in December 2010 concluded that it was not technically feasible to eradicate the rust in Australia. A series of response plans which focus on community education and reducing the impact of myrtle rust on the natural environment and commercial plantations has been developed. Quarantine restrictions have been put in place to prevent the sale of plants that have been infected with myrtle rust and the movement of infected plants interstate.

    Containment operations were carried out at the initial infection site and the three other infected sites. Measures included weekly fungicide applications and diseased material was removed and destroyed (Carnegie et al., 2010).



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ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland