New study says wheat rust may spread faster than expected

by ARTiFactor on Mar. 29th, 2009

Rust resistant wheat
Rust resistant wheatCourtesy USDA - Scott Bauer

Another wheat rust warning

"It's now becoming clear that some types of diseases can spread more rapidly and widely than we anticipated," said Chris Mundt, a professor of plant pathology at OSU. His research paper in The American Naturalist explains why.

"This wheat disease problem could be global within a few years," Mundt said. "We would be foolish to ignore it." (read more in Science Daily)

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