Predicting regional-scale spread of ascospores of Didymella pinodes causing ascochyta blight disease on field pea

@article{Salam2011PredictingRS,
  title={Predicting regional-scale spread of ascospores of Didymella pinodes causing ascochyta blight disease on field pea},
  author={Moin U. Salam and Jean Galloway and Art J. Diggle and William J. MacLeod and Tim Maling},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={640-647}
}
Ascochyta blight is the most destructive foliar pathogen of field peas. The amount of yield loss resulting from the disease in Australia is mainly driven by primary infection from wind-borne ascospores of Didymella pinodes. In this study, a model was developed to predict the spread of ascospores from the ascochyta blight infected field pea stubble of previous season’s crops. The model was adapted from a previously developed spatiotemporal model and calibrated with field experimental data… CONTINUE READING