Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Marshall W. Mayberry

Second Advisor

John S. Shrader

Third Advisor

Donald M. Schliesman


It was the purpose of this study (1) to review the literary history of rusts in the United States and in the Northwest in particular, ( 2) to learn where rusts generally are found geographically, (3) to gain further information regarding the etiology of wheat rust (Puccinia graminis tritici), of white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) and to become enlightened on other rusts, (4) to learn ways of controlling the two rusts, black stem rust of wheat and white pine blister rust, and to gain an appreciation of the economic importance of rust prevention.