|Kelly, Heather - University Of Tennessee|
|Dufault, Nicholas - University Of Florida|
|Isard, Scott - Pennsylvania State University|
|Schneider, Raymond - Louisana State University|
|Giesler, Loren - University Of Nebraska|
|Wright, David - University Of Florida|
|Marois, James - University Of Florida|
Submitted to: Phytopathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/9/2015
Publication Date: 7/23/2015
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/61163
Citation: Kelly, H.Y., Dufault, N.S., Walker, D.R., Isard, S.A., Schneider, R.W., Giesler, L.J., Wright, D.L., Marois, J.J., Hartman, G.L. 2015. From select agent to established pathogen: The response to Phakopsora pachyrhizi (soybean rust) in North America. Phytopathology. 105(7):905-916.
Technical Abstract: The pathogen causing soybean rust, Phakopsora pachyrhizi Syd., was first described in Japan in 1902. The disease was important in the Eastern Hemisphere for many decades before the fungus was reported in Hawaii in 1994, which was followed by reports from countries in Africa and South America. In 2004, P. pachyrhizi was confirmed in Louisiana making it the first report in North America. Based on yield losses from countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, it was clear that this pathogen could have a major economic impact on the yield of 30 million ha of soybeans in the United States. The response by agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture, industry, soybean check-off boards, and universities was immediate and complex. The impacts of some of these activities are detailed in this review. The net result has been that the once dreaded disease, which caused substantial losses in other parts of the world, is now more fully understood and effectively managed in the United States. The disease continues to be monitored yearly for changes in spatial and temporal distribution so that soybean growers can continue to benefit by knowing where soybean rust is occurring during the growing season.