José Maurício Cunha Fernandes

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Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a disease of great concern in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Due to its relatively narrow susceptible phase and environmental dependence, the pathosystem is suitable for modeling. In the present work, a mechanistic model for estimating an infection index of FHB was developed. The model is process-based driven by rates, rules and(More)
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a disease of increasing concern in the production of wheat (Triticum aestivum). This work studied some of the factors affecting the density of airborne Gibberella zeae inoculum. Spore samplers were placed at the edge of a field in order to observe spore deposition over a period of 45 days and nights in September and October,(More)
Plant diseases cause significant crop loss throughout the world. Impact on yield depends on the disease involved, the crop species grown, the management practices followed, and various environmental factors. Integrate plant disease management advocates the use of multiple control measures, including, if possible, a rational system for predicting the risk of(More)
A greenhouse study was conducted to expand our knowledge of the disease and mycotoxin production by Fusarium graminearum (Fgra) and F. meridionale (Fmer) inoculated at post-flowering, either alone or in equal mixture, into three cultivars varying in their reaction to Fusarium head blight (FHB) in the field. In the first experiment, the entire spike was(More)
Scenario analysis constitutes a useful approach to synthesize knowledge and derive hypotheses in the case of complex systems that are documented with mainly qualitative or very diverse information. In this article, a framework for scenario analysis is designed and then, applied to global wheat health within a timeframe from today to 2050. Scenario analysis(More)
Wheat blast, caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum pathotype (MoT), is a serious disease capable of causing severe losses, especially during warm and humid weather conditions. Although the pathogen attacks all aboveground parts, infection of the wheat spikes is of major concern. In this work we developed and evaluated a prediction model based on(More)
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