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Research Project: EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Maryblyt v. 7.1 for Windows: an improved fire blight forecasting program for apples and pears

Author
item Turechek, William
item BIGGS, ALAN - West Virginia University

Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/22/2014
Publication Date: 1/27/2015
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/62834
Citation: Turechek, W., Biggs, A. 2015. Maryblyt v. 7.1 for Windows: an improved fire blight forecasting program for apples and pears. Plant Health Progress. 16(1):16-22. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-RS-14-0046.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-RS-14-0046

Interpretive Summary: The research describes updates found in Version 7.1 of the fire blight prediction model Maryblyt, originally developed by Paul Steiner and Gary Lightner. Examples are given comparing the performance of Version 7.1 to Version 4.3c, the last version that was validated and released prior to its upgrade to Maryblyt 7.0 for Windows. It is show that Version 7.1 provides results nearly identical to the previously validated DOS version 4.x. In addition, a brief history of the development of the Maryblyt model is given.

Technical Abstract: This article describes updates found in Version 7.1 of the fire blight prediction model Maryblyt, originally developed by Paul Steiner and Gary Lightner. In addition, a brief history of the development of the Maryblyt model is given. The article ends with examples comparing the performance of Version 7.1 to Version 4.3c, the last version that was validated and released prior to its upgrade to Maryblyt 7.0 for Windows. We show that Version 7.1 provides results nearly identical to the previously validated DOS version 4.x.