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Fungal Stripe Rust Threatens Global Wheat Supply

A new study from the University of Minnesota shows that stripe rust is an even greater threat to the world’s wheat supply than previously thought. Stripe rust is caused by a fungus and produces bright yellow spores. According to the US Department of Agriculture, it’s common for a field infected with stripe rust to lose 40 percent of its wheat, and sometimes fields are wiped out completely.

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