As the only facility in the United States that can identify various forms of stem rust and other cereal rusts
, CDL is helping to jump-start the international effort to deal with the stem rust threat.
Long is at the USDA-ARS Cereal Rust
Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 1551 Lindig, St.
There had long been disagreement about whether both rye and wheat are infected by the same rust species," says Kurt Leonard, a plant pathologist who leads research in the ARS Cereal Rust
Research Unit at St.
Perennial wheats will need resistance to many biotic threats, including cereal rusts
, viruses, and soil-borne diseases, the latter being a particular problem in wheat monoculture.