Tuesday, May 02, 2006

APHIS Confirms Gladiolus Rust In Florida

USDA Nat'l. Mycologist of APHIS in Beltsville, Md., confirmed the presence of gladiolus rust, Uromyces transversalis, on gladiolus stock plants at a 1,400-acre commercial grower in Palmetto, Fla. The pathogen is a quarantine pest in the U.S. All interstate movement of infected material is prohibited unless the product has been inspected and found to be free of visible rust symptoms. USDA, which convened a technical committee to focus on eradicating the disease, had scheduled a meeting for April 24 with its main objective being development of appropriate eradication objectives for the affected area.

Source: GMPRO

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