Submitted to: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/27/2005
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Citation: Chen, X. 2005. Epidemiology and control of stripe rust on wheat. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 27:314-337.
Interpretive Summary: This is an invited review article on wheat stripe rust that is one of the most important diseases worldwide and has become increasingly important in the United States and many other countries. The article summarizes the biology of the stripe rust pathogen, epidemiology of the disease, and recent research progress on control of the disease, including use of plant resistance, cultural and chemical control approaches. The article also presents the modern technology in research and control of the disease, especially the data and results from author's program. This review should serve as a major literature for stripe rust research and the disease management.
Technical Abstract: Stripe rust of wheat, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide. This review presents basic and recent information on stripe rust epidemiology, pathogen virulence changes and population structure, and movement of the pathogen in the United States and around the world. The impact and causes of recent epidemics in the United States and other countries are discussed. Research on plant disease resistance, including types of resistance, genes and molecular markers, and use of fungicides, are summarized and strategies for more effective control of the disease are discussed.