Control of Myrtle Rust in commercial, Industrial and Home garden areas

We Now have 3 to 6 month programs for management and control of Myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii) for all Myrtaceae family plants across Greater Brisbane.

With the widespread epidemic of Myrtle rust no longer considered a quarantine issue, but now acknowledged with authorities as an "established disease" in South East Queensland, we are offering control programs to restrict the spread of this serious fungal disease and protect your landscape plants from the ongoing, and possible disastrous effects of infestation.

Myrtle rust is considered a relatively new disease to Australia, with it's full host range not yet known. It is known to affect plants in the Native Australian Myrtaceae family, with each particular species of plant having different levels of tolerance and susceptibility.

Our control methods include a range of services, specific to individual case that may include fungicide applications for systemic, curative and protectant control of disease, and in severe cases, pruning of infested limbs of trees or complete removal and disposal of affected plants and trees.

Some of the commonly infected plants include:
  • Syzygium sp. (Lilly Pilly, Rose apple)
  • Tristaniopsis sp. (Water Gum. Kanooka)
  • Melaleuca sp. (Paperbark)
  • Waterhousea sp. (Weeping Lilly Pilly)
  • Acmena sp. (Lilly Pilly)
  • Eucalyptus sp. (Gum Tree, Red gum)
  • Callistemon sp. (Bottle Brush)
  • Backhousia sp. (Myrtle, Lemon Scented Myrtle)
  • Xanthostemon sp. (Penda, Golden Penda)

ABOVE: Tristaniopsis laurina (Water Gum) exhibiting late-onset symptons. 

By actioning the control of myrtle rust on your property, you will effectively be helping the environment by limiting spread of the disease, managing it's impact on the environment and it's effect on locally occurring Native Australian host species of plants.