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Soybean Rust

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Soybean rust - Invasive.org
Scientific Name:
Phakopsora pachyrhizi, Phakopsora meibomiae (CABI)
Common Name:
Soybean rust
Photo:
Soybean rust damage that appears on upper leaves of soybean plants when advanced. - Reid Frederick USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Native To:
P. pachyrhizi first appeared in Asia (Schnepf 2005); P. meibomiae is native to South and Central America and the Caribbean (Frederick et al. 2002)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
P. pachyrhizi was first discovered in Hawaii in 1994, and in the continental U.S. in 2004; P. meibomiae was discovered in Puerto Rico in 1976 (Bonde et al. 2006)
Means of Introduction:
P. pachyrhizi is thought to have been carried by wind to the U.S. from South America during the 2004 hurricane season (Schnepf 2005)
Impact:
Disease of soybean and other legumes; P. pachyrhizi can reduce soybean yields up to 80% (Schnepf 2005); P. meibomiae is less virulent but has a broader host range (CABI)

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Federal Government

USDA. ARS. Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
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USDA. Economic Research Service.
Note: Webarchive; provides economic background information

State and Local Government

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: Plant Industry Pest Alerts for more pests/diseases

Academic

University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Field Crop Diseases in Arkansas for more factsheets
South Dakota State University. Agricultural Experiment Station; Cooperative Extension Service.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
University of Missouri. Extension.
University of Tennessee. Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Clemson University. Extension Service.
Published by: North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension; University of Georgia Cooperative Extension; Clemson University Cooperative Extension; Virginia Cooperative Extension; South Carolina Soybean Board.

Professional

American Phytopathological Society. Plant Health Instructor.

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