Plants get sick too, and emerging plant diseases have increased their geographic distribution and intensity in the U.S. and the world. Research based on epidemiological surveillance can serve as a foundation for developing immediate and long-term disease management strategies. Explore our website and learn more about our current projects, lab members, and collaborators.
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Wheat Blast is an emerging disease that has been detected in parts of South America and South Asia. Given the global importance of wheat as one of the most widely consumed cereal crops, proactive approaches are needed to minimize crop losses.
Two independent scenarios justify the fear of emerging and re-emerging plant diseases. First, pathogens are increasingly spreading around the world, some with dramatic effects on plant populations.