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General information

Crown rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae):

Stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. avenae):

Powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. avenae):


BYDV (Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus)


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About the ORI (Oat Rust Initiative)

"Oat rust resistance is a fundamental need in the oats industry worldwide. Oat scientists have been working on this topic for many years and a rich "toolkit" for resistance breeding is available. The time is right for the community to efficiently connect these tools in a well-­coordinated approach to ensure that host resistance can be managed to stay ahead of pathogen evolution over time."

Oat Rust Forum meetings


(Other information can be found in the "Oat Newsletter Archives" and more recent "Research Report" sections, as well as in the "Historical Documents" section)