The number of properties infected with myrtle rust nationally stands at 20.
Fresh crow and squirrel legs with the bones sticking out were the gory discovery for MPI biosecurity staff at Auckland’s International Mail Centre.
The number of properties infected with myrtle rust continues to rise slowly with confirmation today of a new detection in Northland.
A positive detection of myrtle rust has been made in the Waikato region.
Four further Taranaki properties have tested positive for myrtle rust, bringing the number of positive locations nationally to 12.
MPI has today opened the 2017 funding round of the Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP).
The Ministry for Primary Industries has launched a mobile app that helps farmers, transporters, stock agents and veterinarians determine whether an animal is fit for transport.
A further 3 locations in Taranaki have been confirmed positive with myrtle rust infection today.
2 further properties in Taranaki have been confirmed positive with myrtle rust infection today (19 May 2017).
Work is underway in Taranaki to contain the spread of myrtle rust from a nursery in Waitara where it was confirmed yesterday.