Warning: The following pest reports have not yet been confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization. They are provided solely as an early warning to NAPPO countries, and all National and Regional Plant Protection Organizations should use this information with caution.

Subject: Soybean rust in South America
Publicada: October 02, 2002
Source: USDA-APHIS-PPQ-SEPPC
A virulent strain of the fungal pathogen that causes soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) is spreading in several parts of the world and is threatening North America. For more information, consult the PPQ Surveillance and Emergency Programs Web Page devoted to the current soybean rust outbreak:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/ep/pestdetection/soybean_rust/soybeanrust.html