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Pest and disease dynamics

Plant disease epidemics: different dynamic patterns – varying impacts on food security

  by Serge Savary & Laetitia Willocquet Plant diseases seldom receive attention beyond the agricultural production supply chain. Exceptions are dramatic or threatening events, such as the 19th Century Irish potato famine associated with downy mildew epidemics (potato late blight disease), or the stem rust UG99 races threatening wheat production since …