First outbreak of Puccinia horiana in Turkey
In Turkey, chrysanthemum cut flowers are only grown in the Izmir province over a small area (5 ha in 2006). In February and March 2007, an outbreak of chrysanthemum white rust was observed in 12 different glasshouses in the Izmir province (Aegean region), resulting in yield losses of 80%. Morphological examination and pathogenicity tests confirmed the presence of Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 List). This is the first record of P. horiana in Turkey.
The situation of Puccinia horiana in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2007, one outbreak in 12 glasshouses (Izmir province).
Erhan Göre M (2007) White rust outbreaks on chrysanthemum caused by Puccinia horiana in Turkey. New Disease Reports, Volume 16 (August 2007-January 2008). http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr/jan2008/2007-81.asp