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A new highly virulent race of Puccinia graminis, Ug99, which was discovered in East Africa in 1999, has spread to other parts of Africa and to wheat growing regions in the Middle East and Central Asia.  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the unique thing about Ug99 is the broad spectrum of virulence it exhibits as not only has it defeated the Sr31 resistance gene, a widely used gene that has been effective in wheat for over 30 years, but also most of the resistance genes of wheat origin and other key genes like Sr38 from related species.  Since its

Photos from top:  Lesions on Buxus; Lesions on leaf surface of Pachysandra; and Lesions on underside of leaf surface. Photos courtesy of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

The Michigan Certified Landscape Manager specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who maintain all facets of the landscape. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

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