General Session 1: Foundational understandings for the rust diseases of field crops.
9:10 a.m. Overview of the rust diseases. M. Catherine Aime, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.9:40 a.m. Cereal rust diseases: Leaf rust, stripe rust, stem rust, crown rust. Robert L. Bowden, USDA-ARS, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
General Session 1: Foundational understandings for the rust diseases of field crops (Continued).
10:30 a.m. Adventures in soybean rust research. Glen L. Hartman, USDA-ARS and University of Ilinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A. 11:00 a.m. Corn rusts: Common rust, southern rust, tropical rust. Bill Dolezal, Pioneer Hi-Bred a Dupont Business, Johnston, IA, U.S.A11:30 a.m. Coevolution in the native Australian flax-flax rust association. Jeremy J. Burdon, CSIRO - Plant Industry, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia 12:00 p.m. Tools and approaches for characterizing rust populations. James Kolmer, USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A
General Session 2: Molecular interactions of host plants with rust pathogens.
2:00 p.m. What makes rust fungi obligate parasites? Can we use this information to stop them? Ralf T. Voegele, Universität Hohenheim, Fak Agrarwissenschaften, Inst. für Phytomedizin, Stuttgart, Germany2:30 p.m. Molecular basis of plant innate immunity to pathogens and recent progress in the rice blast pathosystem. Guo-Liang Wang, Dept. of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.3:00 p.m. Mechanisms of resistance to rust pathogens: Pre- and posthaustorial. Robert S. Brueggeman, Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, U.S.A.
General Session 2: Molecular interactions of host plants with rust pathogens (Continued).
4:00 p.m. Gene silencing approaches to understanding pathogenicity and virulence. Scot Hulbert, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A. 4:30 p.m. Genomics of the P. pachyrhizi-soybean interaction. Reid D. Frederick, USDA-ARS, Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Ft. Detrick, MD, U.S.A.
General Session 3: Movement of rust diseases, detection, and monitoring
8:00 a.m. Global movements of rust pathogens. Scott A. Isard, Penn State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A.8:30 a.m. Approaches to monitoring the movement of rust pathogens. Erick De Wolf, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.9:00 a.m. Molecular diagnostics of rust fungi: Lessons learned from Ug99. Les J. Szabo, USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
General Session 4: Management strategies for rust diseases
10:00 a.m. Fungicides and management of rust—Advances in chemistries and application strategies. Robert C. Kemerait, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA, U.S.A.10:30 a.m. Rust resistance in corn. Jerald K. Pataky, Monsanto Company and University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A.11:00 a.m. Approaches to attaining durable resistance to rust diseases. Christopher C. Mundt, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.11:30 a.m. Role of alternate hosts in development and control of rust diseases of field crops. Timothy D. Murray, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.