Well, it appears that this rust fungus overwintered in Florida.
Tests were started late last week to determine if the spores were still viable but from the appearance of the tissue in the picture, I would be surprised if they were not new lesions. It is still not time to panic.
Lessons learned. I learned a lot in Brazil and at the rust meetings in Arizona last week, and the take home messages at both meetings were:
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