I've grown garlic that got infected with garlic rust. I had some luck in that the infection started late in the spring so the bulbs are actually pretty big - around 60g, cleaned.
The garlic stems and leafs are heavily infected by now. I've found some resources that say the disease is air borne and it is okay to compost the foliage, others say the opposite. I am looking for an authoritative answer on whether or not I should compost them.
Also, can the harvested bulbs be used as seed next year? Does the disease spread to the cloves? Does it affect storage longevity? As with the previous question, I am getting some mixed search results so an authoritative answer is desired.
Thanks for helping me out!