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Soybean Rust

Soybean RustScientific name: Phakopsora pachyrhizi, Phakopsora meibomiae

Common name: Soybean rust

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Native To: First appeared in Asia (Schnepf 2005)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 2004 (Schnepf 2005)

Means of Introduction: Carried by wind from South America (Schnepf 2005)

Impact: Disease of soybean plants that can reduce yields up to 80% (Schnepf 2005)

Current U.S. Distribution:



  • Soybean Rust in Arkansas (or select Play button below)
    University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service. (YouTube).

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Invasive Species Compendium - Phakopsora pachyrhizi
CAB International.


Asian Soybean Rust: Background and Issues - CRS Report for Congress (Jan 12, 2005; PDF | 70 KB)
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.

Invasive and Emerging Fungal Pathogens - Diagnostic Fact Sheets: Asian Soybean Rust
USDA. ARS. Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.

USDA Public Soybean Rust Mapping Web Site
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Soybean Rust
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
See also: Strategic Plan to Minimize the Impact of the Introduction and Establishment of Soybean Rust on Soybean Production in the United States (Nov 2004; PDF | 202 KB)

Soybean Rust Economic Assessment
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Note: Webarchive; provides economic background information


Pest Alert: Soybean Rust
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

Soybean Rust
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


Asian Soybean Rust in Alabama (Oct 2007; PDF | 349 KB)
Alabama A&M University; Auburn University. Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Asian Soybean Rust (PDF | 405 KB)
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.

Asian Soybean Rust
Purdue University. Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory.

Soybean Rust
University of Missouri. Extension.

Soybean Rust - Soybean Disease Information Note 8
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension.
Published by: North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension; University of Georgia Cooperative Extension; Clemson University Cooperative Extension; Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Asian Soybean Rust (PDF | 3.02 MB)
South Dakota State University. Agricultural Experiment Station; Cooperative Extension Service.

Soybean Rust Homepage
University of Tennessee. Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Virginia Asian Soybean Rust
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science.


Soybean Rust
American Phytopathological Society. Plant Health Instructor.

Pest Alert: Soybean Rust
North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.

Soybean Rust
North Central Soybean Research Program. Soybean Research and Information Intiative.


Schnepf, R. 2005. Asian Soybean Rust: Background and Issues (PDF | 70 KB). Congressional Research Service Report for Congress RL32225.

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