Global Category: pathogens & diseases

Imported roses and their many petals provide great hiding spots for invasive pests.

The ugly side of flowers

Just before Mother’s Day every year millions of flowers from across the world flood in to Australia. It is one of the most dangerous days on our calendar.

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Scrub myrtle (Rhodamnia rubsecens) has been so badly hit by myrtle rust since the disease reached Australia in 2010 that is was nominated for listing as critically endangered. Photo: Tim Low

Myrtle rust action plan

An action plan is being developed for myrtle rust, the plant-killing disease that poses a serious and urgent threat to Australia’s native plants and animals.

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