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18/09/2013 at 08:07

Some of the blackcurrant bushes in our garden have developed what looks like white pine rust

http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pesticides/gotpests/diseases/images/white-pine-blister-rust/spbr-currant2-small.jpg

Any suggestions how to get rid of it?

18/09/2013 at 09:39

Very hard to treat since the spores are carried by wind, water and insects. I'm affected by rust and control it by removing any infected plant, as soon as I see it. I have a weed, Groundsel which appears to be a host plant. By keeping this weed in check minimises the damage to other plants.

Good housekeeping and cleaning/desinfecting of all tools and footware is very important too. 

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