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Asian Soybean Rust first reported in the Continental US

Soybean rust is caused by two types of fungi, Phakopsora pachyrhizi and Phakopsora meibomiae. It affects several important commercial plants, however, most notable for soybeans, affecting yields up to 80%. P. pachyrhizi is thought to have been carried by wind to the U.S. from South America during the 2004 hurricane season.
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