Managing blueberry rust in a cool climate

This is an article about managing blueberry rust in a cool climate. Blueberry rust is caused by the fungus Thekopsora minima. In Tasmania, blueberry rust is confined to a small number of properties in the north of the state and is being managed under a regulated containment program. Preventing blueberry rust infection is a key to limiting the spread of this disease. The key steps in preventing blueberry rust infection include good farm biosecurity and applying crop management practices that reduce the risk of infection.

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Categories: Australian Berry Journal, Blueberry, Diseases, Summer 19
Author: Karen Barry, Michele Buntain