Myrtle Rust - Alert
Alen Sheather from the Daintree Cassowary Groupposted this on facebook.
"Last Friday (25 May )was the Cassowary Recovery Team meeting at the Wet Tropics Management Authority. One topic of discussion was the rapid emergence of Myrtle Rust in the region. This destructive exotic fungal disease has now invaded Mossman Gorge, Smithfield Conservation park and has been detected North of the Daintree River" It has been found to be particularly infectious on the soft fleshy fruited members of the Myrtaceae family (over 50 species)".