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New Head-Scab of Tall Fescue in United States Caused by Fusarium heterosporum. A. S. Foudin, Survey and Detection Plant Pathologist, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Columbia, MO 65211. O. H. Calvert, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211. Plant Dis. 66:866. Accepted for publication 19 April 1982. 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, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-866.

Head-scab of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), a new disease in the United States, caused by Fusarium heterosporum was discovered on the pasture plots of the University of Missouri South Farm, Columbia, on 23 September 1981. The pathogen had been described previously in Europe and the United States as a head blight of grasses and cereals but not on tall fescue.