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Longevity of Uromyces transversalis, Causal Agent of Gladiolus Rust, under Various Environmental Conditions

M. R. Bonde, S. E. Nester, and D. G. Luster, and C. L. Palmer

April 2015


To help determine if gladiolus rust may spread to new areas of the United States, the authors studied effects of different temperature and moisture conditions on longevity of Uromyces transversalis urediniospores. The study included an investigation of the potential for corms or soilless mix from infected plants to harbor inoculum.


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