Have you seen crown rust?

Team Echinacea:

A grad student, Emme Bruns, from UMN is studying crown rust. She has been noticing heavy infections of rust on some of the Bromus and Elytrigia (Agropyron) grasses around the twin cities and was wondering if similar infections are occurring up here.

Have you seen anything that looks like a rust pathogen on either of these species?
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If the pathogen is present, she would like to visit to survey disease incidence and collect isolates.

Let me know if you see anything like this–and make a mental note or note in your visor where you see it.



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