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Sugar cane industry in Mexico threatened by Orange Rust

Mexico's National Service for Plant Health, Safety and Agri-Food Quality (SENASICA) has confirmed the presence of orange rust of sugar cane in the Municipalities of Villacomaltitlan, Tuzantan, Huehuetan, Mazatan y Huixtla, State of Chiapas; in Othon P. Blanco, State of Quintana Roo and in Ursulo Galvan, State of Veracruz.

The Plant Health General Directorate has established a working group to review strategies for specific surveys and for the establishment of measures to mitigate risk of spreading orange rust sugar cane.

Orange rust sugar cane has been previously reported in Australia, Asia, Guatemala and the United States.
 
 

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