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The Importance of Reporting New Host-Fungus Records for Ornamental and Regional Crops

F. M. Dugan, D. A. Glawe, R. N. Attanayake, and W. Chen

May 2009


Accurate and timely reports of new host-fungus records are essential for diagnostics and identification, management, and prevention of plant diseases. The authors provide a guide to sources of host-fungus records, discuss venues for publishing new records, and review the information important in a new record, including deposition of voucher specimens. They appeal to plant health professionals to increase their efforts of discovering, documenting, and reporting new records.


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