23 June 2011

ANPC: Myrtle Rust Workshops

Myrtle Rust – a new threat to Australia’s biodiversity

A one-day course on Myrtle Rust recognition, reporting, risk assessment, and management concepts and techniques.

Numbers at each location will be capped – early registration is advised. Full venue details will be sent individually to all registrants.
9.30am – 5.00pm
28 June 2011

9.30am – 5.00pm
30 June 2011

These one-day events will present a comprehensive summary of what is known of this new threat to Australia’s biodiversity, the knowledge gaps, and management options. The emphasis will be on wild-plant conservation, but there will also be information relevant for people from the horticulture, forestry, and bush-products sectors who wish to know more about Myrtle Rust, how to monitor for it, and where to find information on the control measures available for horticultural sites and suppliers. The day will also include workshop sessions to assist you to think about regional priorities, and options for changes to work practices for your sector.

This course will provide essential information on the disease, and help you to:
- identify regional species and ecological communities at risk
- decide what to monitor before and after disease arrival
- assess the risks and consequences of spreading the disease, and how to avoid doing so.

Costs (GST-inclusive) – except for OEH pre-paid staff see details on ANPC website.
$140.00 for individual and community-group attendees
$165.00 for government, semi-government and commercial organisations
Workshop fees cover: trainer experienced in Myrtle Rust, a detailed workbook, venue costs, morning and afternoon tea, lunch.

To register, download the registration form. Please return forms to the address on the form and not to ANPC.

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