During some seasons crown rust of oats (Puccinia coronata Corda) becomes a serious limiting factor in successful oat production in Iowa. It is not uncommon to have this rust occur in epidemic form one year and the following year to have only a small amount of the disease present. Up to the present time the various factors which influence the growth, development and epidemiology of this rust have not been definitely studied.
Melhus, I. E. and Durrell, L. W.
"Studies on the crown rust of oats,"
Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station): Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/researchbulletin/vol4/iss49/1