Climate change and phoma stem canker

Neal Evans, Bruce D.L. Fitt, P. Gladders

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Climate change affects plants in natural and agricultural ecosystems
throughout the world but little work has been done on the effects of
climate change on plant disease epidemics. To illustrate such effects, a
weather-based disease forecasting model was combined with a climate
change model predicting UK temperature and rainfall under high and low
carbon emissions for the 2020s and 2050s. Multi-site data collected over
a 15-year period were used to develop and validate a weather-based
model forecasting severity of phoma stem canker epidemics on oilseed
rape across the UK. This was combined with climate change scenarios to
predict that epidemics will not only increase in severity but also spread
northwards by the 2020s
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArable cropping in a changing climate
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventHGCA R&D Conf - Arable Cropping in a Changing Climate - , United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jan 200824 Jan 2008


ConferenceHGCA R&D Conf - Arable Cropping in a Changing Climate
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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