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Research Project: Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competitiveness in Global Markets

Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit

Title: Plant disease warning systems

item Gent, David - Dave
item DEL PONTE, EMERSON - Universidade Federal De Viçosa

Submitted to: Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Plant diseases can be highly destructive and require management to minimize their damage to the yield and quality of crops. Knowledge of when, where, and how severely disease may occur can guide management decisions both in the short and long term. Disease warning systems are means to formalize this type of knowledge. In this book chapter, we review the basic forms of disease warning systems, how these systems are developed, their delivery to users, and their practical application in disease management decisions.

Technical Abstract: A primary goal of plant disease epidemiology is understanding when and where a disease will occur in space and time. Disease warning systems are formalized efforts to predict the occurrence or severity of plant diseases. Hundreds of these systems are now available in various forms in both the public and private sectors. The pace of their development has accelerated in the past three decades as information technological advancements have made it possible to automate aspects of data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of disease warning outputs directly to crop advisors and growers. This chapter reviews the development, types, and uses of disease warning systems for plant diseases.