The goal of this project is to identify components of partial resistance to soybean rust by conducting detailed epidemiological studies on the infection process and disease progress over time. One of the objectives of the study is to determine if leaves of different ages vary in their susceptibility to infection by the soybean rust pathogen. This project is in collaboration with the North Florida Research and Education Center of the University of Florida.
Publications, abstracts and presentations
Srivastava, P., Marois, J. And L. Leandro. 2009. Effect of plant age and leaf node on susceptibility to soybean rust caused by Phakospora pachyrhizi. Phytopathology 99: S123.
Srivastava, P., Marois, J., Wright, D., Walker, D. and L. Leandro. 2009. Changes in susceptibility to soybean rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi associated with plant age and leaf node position. Proceedings of the 2009 National Soybean Rust symposium, New Orleans, Dec 12-13, 2009.