Introduction to Plant Epidemiology Disease

Overview

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the science of plant epidemiology--its study, description, and prediction of disease development in plant populations and the clarification of relationships among factors that influence plant epidemics. Emphasizes the quantitative aspects of epidemiology and the increasing importance in the field of microcomputers and electronic environmental measuring devices. Readers are given a thorough, synthesized introduction to techniques employed in monitoring host, environment, ...
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Overview

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the science of plant epidemiology--its study, description, and prediction of disease development in plant populations and the clarification of relationships among factors that influence plant epidemics. Emphasizes the quantitative aspects of epidemiology and the increasing importance in the field of microcomputers and electronic environmental measuring devices. Readers are given a thorough, synthesized introduction to techniques employed in monitoring host, environment, pathogen and disease data, spatial and temporal analysis, experimental design and sampling, simulation, crop loss assessment modeling, and forecasting disease development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471832362
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Development of Plant Disease Epidemiology.
Monitoring Epidemics: Host.
Monitoring Epidemics: Environment.
Monitoring Epidemics: Pathogen.
Monitoring Epidemics: Disease.
Modeling and Data Analysis.
Temporal Analysis of Epidemics I: Description and Comparison of Disease Progress Curves.
Temporal Analysis of Epidemics II: Advanced Topics.
Spatial Aspects of Plant Disease Epidemics I: Dispersal Gradients of Long-Range Transport.
Spatial Aspects of Plant Disease Epidemics II: Analysis of Spatial Pattern.
Simulation Models of Plant Diseases.
Designing Experiments and Sampling.
Crop Loss Assessment and Modeling.
Forecasting Plant Diseases.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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