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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In fact, one of the best ways to avoid asparagus rust, a fungal disease that reduces yields, is to plant rust-resistant varieties, several of which are listed on Page 114.
Asparagus rust is reportedly the most serious disease affecting this plant, but most varieties available today are resistant to this disease.