Soybean rust, also known as Asian soybean rust, is a disease that affects soybeans and other legumes. It is caused by two types of fungi, Phakopsora pachyrhizi and Phakopsora meibomiae. P. meibomiae is the weaker pathogen of the two and generally does not cause widespread problems. The disease has been reported across Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the United States.
Rust-resistant varieties of soybeans are currently in development by both public universities and private industry.
Cotton rust; Phakopsora gossypii
USDA ANNOUNCES PLANTING OF WHEAT STEM RUST-RESISTANT SEED IN AFGHANISTAN DELIVERY IS RESULT OF INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO IMPROVE AFGHAN FOOD SECURITY.
Nov 04, 2010; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today...