The Index of Plant Diseases in Guam serves as a centralized plant disease information publication containing a list of plant diseases for Guam. This new index will spread awareness of local plant diseases and their pathogens, which is essential for rapid diagnosis of specimens by local agricultural professionals.
The Index was developed by and entrusted to the University of Guam’s Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Robert Schlub: “Adding to and compiling all the information available on Guam’s plant diseases has been a goal of mine.”
The Index will be available here on the College of Natural and Applied Sciences website for public consumption: Index of Plant Diseases In Guam
The pathogen, host, and disease lists will be arranged alphabetically. To allow for easy inclusions, references will be added sequentially, with the approval of the editor.
This project would not have been possible if it weren’t for the records left by others over the past hundred years: Rossman Trujillo, Marutani, McConnell, Russo, Lee, Yudin, Wall, Beaver, Cruz, Santo, Mersha, Dixon, and Quitugua. I am especially appreciative of those that have played a role in securing the funding, compiling the information and making it available to the public: Dr. Lee Yudin, Director Guam Cooperative Extension Service, Dr. Susan Cohen, Roger Brown, Sheeka Tareyama, and Victoria Santos.
This publication is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2014-38640-22175 through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number EW14-006. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.