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E-GRO Alert: dealing with rust on Aster


September 23, 2014
By Dr. Kristin Getter Michigan State University

Sept. 23, 2014 — Rust appears on Aster as orange or brown pustules on
the underside of leaves and as chlorotic spots on the topside of the
leaves.

Sept. 23, 2014 — Rust appears on Aster as orange or brown pustules on the underside of leaves and as chlorotic spots on the topside of the leaves.
 
Aster (Aster species) is a common fall crop for growers and is used by consumers as an outdoor garden ornamental and herbaceous perennial.

Aster can also be grown for use as a potted flowering ornamental or  for cut flower production.  The cultural requirements of Aster are similar to those of  mums. 

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One major foliar disease  of Aster is rust, which is a  generic name for a group of  fungal pathogens (including  Coleosporium campanulae and several  Puccinia species).

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