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First Report of Stripe Rust caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici on Wheat in Florida

A. R. Blount, S. A. Rizvi, R. D. Barnett, X. Chen, T. S. Schubert, W. H. Dankers, T. M. Momol, and W. N. Dixon

March 2005


The wheat stripe rust pathogen occured on several experimental wheat lines planted at Quincy, FL in early February 2003. Several experimental lines in the 2003 Advanced Wheat A, the Advanced Wheat B, and the Uniform Southern Wheat Nursery yield trials then showed traces of stripe rust on the leaves of the plants. An unusually cool and wet winter and spring encouraged a scattered outbreak of stripe rust of wheat on susceptible experimental lines of wheat. This report constitutes the first documented case of stripe rust of wheat in Florida.


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