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Asian soybean rust: the first find in North America.

Presenter: Clayton A. Hollier, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter
Coauthor(s): Raymond W. Schneider, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter; H. Kenneth Whitam, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter (retired); G. Boyd Padgett, Northeast Research Station, LSU AgCenter; David Lanclos, Dean Lee Research Center, LSU AgCenter; Gerard Berggren, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter; Denita Hadziabdic, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter

Asian soybean rust (ASR), caused by the fungus, Phakopsora pachyrhizi, was found in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on November 6, 2004. This was the first confirmed case of ASR on soybeans in North America. Prior to this find, ASR had been found no farther north than five degrees north latitude in Columbia in the Western Hemisphere.

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