Asian soybean rust (ASR) is listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR 331) as a biological agent (see definition at the end of this article). This means possessing, using, and transferring anything infected with the fungus that causes the disease is currently regulated by federal law. Biological agents that affect agriculture can only be possessed by permitted entities with appropriate containment facilities and are governed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Pruisner, Robin, "Homeland Security status of ASR" (2005). Integrated Crop Management News. 2360.
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