National Agricultural Pest Information System
Black Stem Rust; Stem Rust
Puccinia graminis graminis
Black Stem Rust; Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis graminis) is a fungal pathogen of wheat, barley and European barberry. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in New England States in Late 1600's.
The occurrance of this rust disease in cereal grain plants decreases with the eradication of barberry.
Visit the Black Stem Rust / Barberry program page for more information about this pest.