Managing the threats of emerging plant diseases that affect agricultural crops requires expertise in a range of areas—from population genetics, epidemiology, and modeling to climate change analysis and global development policy. That expertise is provided in Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security, which synthesizes developments in emerging plant disease biology and discusses innovative technologies and knowledge about the ecology, evolution, and management of emerging infectious diseases.
This book is divided into three sections:
- Section I provides a global context, describing the importance of emerging plant diseases to global food security, explaining how crop diseases impact crop loss and analytical methods are used to assess crop loss, and discussing the mitigation of disease outbreaks in a changing climate.
- Section II presents six case studies on cereal rust diseases, maize lethal necrosis, late blight, cassava virus diseases, Fusarium wilt of banana, and coffee rust. Each case study discusses the ecology, epidemiology, and population biology of the emerging disease.
- Section III covers detection, modeling, and evolution. Chapters describe quantitative approaches to model the spread of plant pathogens using spatial modeling, geospatial analytics, and weather-based decision support tools and highlight control strategies that predict the risk of spread once a pathogen is introduced and that mitigate outbreaks.
Editors Jean Beagle Ristaino and Angela Records have gathered an international team of plant pathologists, modelers, epidemiologists, population biologists, and practitioners to develop this comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, regulatory professionals, and others involved in the management of global food production and improvement of food security.
Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security
Section I. A Global Context
Chapter 1. Emerging Plant Diseases Threaten Global Food Security
Angela Records, Nora Lapitan, and Rob Bertram
Chapter 2. Assessing the Global Impacts of Crop Pests and Diseases
Serge Savary and Andrea Ficke
Chapter 3. Adapting Disease Management Systems Under Global Change
Karen A. Garrett, Ricardo I. Alcalá-Briseño, Kelsey F. Andersen, Robin A. Choudhury, Wanita Dantes, Joubert Fayette, James C. Fulton, Ravin Poudel, and Caroline G. Staub
Section II. The Ecology, Epidemiology, and Population Biology of Emerging Plant Diseases
Chapter 4. Emergence and Spread of New Races of Wheat Rust Fungi: Continued Threat to Food Security and Prospects of Genetic Control
Yue Jin, James Kolmer, Les Szabo, Matthew N. Rouse, Mogens S. Hovmøller, Pablo D. Olivera, Ravi P. Singh, and Sridhar Bhavani
Chapter 5. Maize Lethal Necrosis, An Emerging Threat to Maize Production and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Joel Masanga, Steven Runo, Francis Mwatuni, Cyrus Mugambi Micheni, Paul Kuria, Samuel Angwenyi, Gospel Omanya, and Luke Braidwood
Chapter 6. The Threat of Late Blight to Global Food Security
Jean Beagle Ristaino, David E. L. Cooke, Ivette Acuña, and Manuel Muñoz
Chapter 7. Cassava Viruses: Epidemiology, Evolution, and Management
Willard Mbewe, Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, Joseph Ndunguru, and Siobain Duffy
Chapter 8. Fusarium Wilt (Panama Disease) and Monoculture in Banana Production: Resurgence of a Century-Old Disease
Altus Viljoen, Li-Jun Ma, and Augustin B. Molina
Chapter 9. Coffee Rust Epidemics in Central America: Chronicle of a Resistance Breakdown Following the Great Epidemics of 2012 and 2013
Jacques Avelino and Francisco Anzueto
Section III. Detection, Modeling, and Evolution
Chapter 10. Plantwise: Monitoring Plant Pest Outbreaks Globally
Wade Jenner, Katherine Cameron, and Robert Reeder
Chapter 11. Geospatial Analytics for Plant Disease Management
Roger D. Magarey, Ross K. Meentemeyer, and Niklaus J. Grünwald
Chapter 12. Use of Mathematical Models to Predict Epidemics and to Optimize Disease Detection and Management
Nik J. Cunniffe and Christopher A. Gilligan
Chapter 13. Blast Diseases: Evolution and Challenges of a Staple Food Crop Fungal Pathogen
Barbara Valent, Pawan Kumar Singh, Xinyao He, Mark Farman, Yukio Tosa, and Hans Joachim Braun
Publish Date: 2020
Format: 8.5” x 11” hardcover
Publication Weight: 4 lbs
Edited by Jean Beagle Ristaino and Angela Records
List Price:249.00Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security