Integrating natural and social science perspectives on plant disease risk, management and policy formulation.

  title={Integrating natural and social science perspectives on plant disease risk, management and policy formulation.},
  author={Peter Mills and Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz and Brian Ilbery and Michael John Jeger and Glyn Jones and Ruth Gaskins Little and Alan Macleod and Steve Parker and Marco Pautasso and Stephane Pietravalle and Damian Maye},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={366 1573},
Plant diseases threaten both food security and the botanical diversity of natural ecosystems. Substantial research effort is focused on pathogen detection and control, with detailed risk management available for many plant diseases. Risk can be assessed using analytical techniques that account for disease pressure both spatially and temporally. We suggest that such technical assessments of disease risk may not provide an adequate guide to the strategies undertaken by growers and government to… CONTINUE READING
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