Southern rust

Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

Southern rust (Puccinia polysora)

Minor Pest Description

Symptoms resemble those of common rust, particularly in the uredial stage (urediospores). The cinnamon-brown pustules tend to be smaller and more circular in outline than those of common rust. Pustules of telial stage (teliospores) are chocolate brown to black and circular to elongate. They are distinguished from common rust by retention of the epidermis of the leaf over the pustule for a long time. No alternate host has been reported for Southern rust.


Minor Pest What to do.
  • Use resistant varieties / hybrids, if available.
Minor Pest Position
Minor Pest Firstcontent
Pest Type
Host Plants