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Research Project: IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO SOYBEAN PATHOGENS AND PESTS

Location: Soybean/maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research

Title: A coordinated effort to manage soybean rust in North America: a success story in soybean disease monitoring

Author
item Sikora, Edward - Auburn University
item Allen, Tom - Mississippi State University
item Wise, Kirsten - Purdue University
item Bergstrom, Gary - Cornell College - Iowa
item Bradely, Carl - University Of Illinois
item Bond, J - Southern Illinois University
item Brown-rytlewski, D - Michigan State University
item Chilvers, Martin - Michigan State University
item Damicone, John - Oklahoma State University
item Dewolf, E - Kansas State University
item Dorrance, A - The Ohio State University
item Dufault, N - University Of Florida
item Esker, P - Universidad De Costa Rica
item Faske, T - University Of Arkansas
item Giesler, L - University Of Nebraska
item Goldberg, N - New Mexico State University
item Golod, J - Pennsylvania State University
item Gomez, R - Sistema Nacional De Vigilancia Epidemiologica Fitosanitaria, Centro Nacional De Referenceia Fitosa
item Grau, C - University Of Wisconsin
item Grybauskas, A - University Of Maryland
item Franc, G - University Of Wyoming
item Hammerschmidt, R - Michigan State University
item Hartman, Glen
item Henn, R - Mississippi State University
item Hershman, D - University Of Kentucky
item Hollier, C - Louisiana State University Agcenter
item Isakeit, T - Texas A&M University
item Isard, S - Pennsylvania State University
item Jacobsen, B - Montana State University
item Jardine, D - Kansas State University
item Kemerait, R - University Of Georgia
item Koenning, S - North Carolina State University
item Langham, M - South Dakota State University
item Malvick, D - University Of Minnesota
item Markell, S - North Dakota State University
item Marois, J - University Of Florida
item Monfort, S - Clemson University
item Mueller, D - Iowa State University
item Mueller, J - Clemson University
item Mulrooney, R - University Of Delaware
item Newman, M - Basf Corporation North America
item Osborne, L - Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred
item Padgett, G - Louisiana State University Agcenter
item Ruden, B - Wheat Growers
item Rupe, J - University Of Arkansas
item Schneider, R - Louisiana State University Agcenter
item Schwartz, H - Colorad0 State University
item Shaner, G - Purdue University
item Singh, S - University Of Idaho
item Stromberg, E - Virginia Polytechnic Institution & State University
item Sweets, L - University Of Missouri
item Tenuta, A - Ontario Ministry Of Agriculture
item Vaiciunas, S - New Jersey Department Of Agriculture
item Yang, X - Iowa State University
item Young-kelly, H - University Of Tennessee
item Zidek, J - Zedx, Inc

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/11/2014
Publication Date: 7/1/2014
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/60203
Citation: Sikora, E.J., Allen, T.W., Wise, K.A., Bergstrom, G., Bradely, C., Bond, J., Brown-Rytlewski, D., Chilvers, M., Damicone, J., Dewolf, E., Dorrance, A., Dufault, N., Esker, P., Faske, T.R., Giesler, L., Goldberg, N., Golod, J., Gomez, R.G., Grau, C., Grybauskas, A., Franc, G., Hammerschmidt, R., Hartman, G.L., Henn, R.A., Hershman, D., Hollier, C., Isakeit, T., Isard, S., Jacobsen, B., Jardine, D., Kemerait, R., Koenning, S., Langham, M., Malvick, D., Markell, S., Marois, J.J., Monfort, S., Mueller, D., Mueller, J., Mulrooney, R., Newman, M., Osborne, L., Padgett, G.B., Ruden, B.E., Rupe, J., Schneider, R., Schwartz, H., Shaner, G., Singh, S., Stromberg, E., Sweets, L., Tenuta, A., Vaiciunas, S., Yang, X.B., Young-Kelly, H., Zidek, J. 2014. A coordinated effort to manage soybean rust in North America: a success story in soybean disease monitoring. Plant Disease. 98:864-875.

Interpretive Summary: Soybean rust is one of the most important foliar diseases of soybean worldwide. The anticipated threat of soybean rust (SBR) resulted in an unprecedented effort to develop and implement disease monitoring and education platforms in North America. Since 2005, the primary platform for SBR information dispersal, known as the Soybean Rust-Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (SBR-PIPE) has relied on real-time disease monitoring observations to track and predict in-season spread of SBR in North America. Quantitative and qualitative data continue to be collected and reported through this monitoring program. As of 2012, over 73,000 data points have been uploaded to SBR-PIPE, representing 8 years of SBR monitoring data. Although the data have limitations due to the collection methods and objectives of the monitoring program, they are available to researchers to answer important questions on the epidemiology and biology of SBR. This vast database can now be used to answer epidemiological and biological questions on the pathogen and the disease. Additionally, the database encourages collaborations among plant pathologists and climatologists as we attempt to answer questions on the impact of changing weather patterns and impact of tropical storms and hurricanes on SBR development and spread. Most importantly, scientists addressing emerging plant diseases can use the SBR monitoring program as an example of how to quickly and collaboratively provide effective disease monitoring and management. The information in this feature article is important to a wide range of professions, including those in extension, and in industry and to other scientists interested in studying and compiling data on emerging pathogens.

Technical Abstract: The anticipated threat of soybean rust (SBR), caused by the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi Sydow, resulted in an unprecedented effort to develop and implement disease monitoring and education platforms in North America. Since 2005, the primary platform for SBR information dispersal, known as the Soybean Rust-Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (SBR-PIPE) has relied on real-time disease monitoring observations to track and predict in-season spread of SBR in North America. Quantitative and qualitative data continue to be collected and reported through this monitoring program. As of 2012, over 73,000 data points have been uploaded to SBR-PIPE, representing 8 years of SBR monitoring data. Although the data have limitations due to the collection methods and objectives of the monitoring program, they are available to researchers to answer important questions on the epidemiology and biology of SBR. Due to changing priorities and resources, SBR monitoring will likely not continue in its current form. In the future, innovative methods must be implemented to monitor SBR and provide management suggestions to soybean farmers in North America.