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Subject: Soybean rust in South America
Date posted: 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