Pest of the month: Eucalyptus rust, Guava rust (Puccinia psidii)
Category name: Fungi
Importance: Emergency disease, however currently found only in Eastern Australia.
Symptoms: The fungus attacks young tissues of new leaves, fruits, flowers, shoots and succulent twigs. The disease can cause deformation of leaves, heavy defoliation of branches, dieback, stunted growth and even death. More