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Rust of Sugarcane in Louisiana: A First Report. H. Koike, Research Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Houma, LA 70361. Plant Dis. 64:226. Accepted for publication 26 September 1979. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1980. DOI: 10.1094/PD-64-226.

Field surveys indicate that rust of sugarcane caused by Puccinia melanocephala is on a few cultivars in all 13 sugarcane-growing parishes in Louisiana. None of the commercial cultivars is heavily infected, and infection is not spreading appreciably.