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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A First Report of Daylily Rust in Tennessee

Authors
item Windham, Alan - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Windham, Mark - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Stebbins, Thomas - UNIV OF TENNESSEE
item Copes, Warren
item Self, Larry - TENNESSEE DEPT OF AGR

Submitted to: Southern Nursery Association Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 21, 2004
Publication Date: October 15, 2004
Citation: Windham, A.S., Windham, M.T., Stebbins, T.C., Copes, W.E., Self, L.H. 2004. A first report of daylily rust in tennessee. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings 49:231-232.

Interpretive Summary: Daylily rust is a newly developing disease that could affect all hobbyists and plant nurseries that grow and sell daylilies. The disease was first identied in the United States in August 2000 and subsequently regulated as a quarantined pest by the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). This is the first report of daylily plants in Tennessee having daylily rust, but also of the disease being successfully eradicted at the location. This report is important to increase the awareness by hobbyists and the commercial plant industry of the problem so they can disseminate plant material responsibly.

Technical Abstract: Daylily rust, caused by Puccinia hemerocallidis, is a newly developing disease that poses a serious problem for hobbyists and plant nurseries. The disease was first identied in the United States in August 2000 and subsequently regulated as a quarantined pest by the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). This is the first report of daylily plants in Tennessee nursery being infected with P. hemerocallidis. The plants with daylily rust were identified in May 2001 and have been successfully eradicted at that location.

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