BGBN webinar on Myrtle rust

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Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 2:00pm

This is the final webinar in the series conducted by the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Networks. These webinars have had a great uptake from staff, friends and volunteers of the gardens that BGBN have been working with. This webinar will also feed into some surveillance blitz activities that the networks will be conducting - more information to come in the next few weeks.

Topic: Myrtle rust

Speaker: Angus Carnegie (NSW DPI)

When: 26 August 2020 at 2:00pm

(Austropuccinia psidii, myrtle rust,  eucalyptus rust or guava rust), is a fungal disease detected for the first time in Australia on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 2010. Join us to learn more about myrtle rust in Australia and how to keep an eye out for it.

About the speaker

Angus Carnegie is currently a Senior Principal Research Scientist with NSW DPI and an Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University. A large focus of his work is operational forest health and biosecurity surveillance, providing pest and disease management advice to the forest industry, and improving forest biosecurity for both industry and government. His research is focused on improving the efficiency of forest health and biosecurity surveillance, impact assessment and management of pests and diseases in plantations and native forests, and taxonomy of eucalypt foliar fungi. He has a PhD in in forest pathology from the University of Melbourne.

Register to attend the webinar on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/103293967036