asparagus rust

asparagus rust

[ə′spar·ə·gəs ‚rəst]
(plant pathology)
A fungal disease of asparagus plants that is caused by Puccinia asparagi, characterized by uredinial lesions that appear as oval reddish-brown pustules.
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Asparagus rust is reportedly the most serious disease affecting this plant, but most varieties available today are resistant to this disease.