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Asparagus rust

Scientific Name
Puccinia asparagi
Scientific Author
Urediniomycetes, Uredinales

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Johnson DA (1990) Development of rust on asparagus cultivars after inoculation with basidiospores, aeciospores and urediniospores of Puccinia asparagi. Phytopathology 80: 321-325.

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University of Illinois (1990) Report on Plant Disease 934. Available online at:

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