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Posted on 01 October 2017


Modelling to combat crop disease

Mathematical modelling has come to the fore in the fight against plant diseases, in particular to reduce the effects of disease on food crops. Maize is particularly susceptible to Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) – a disease arising from the interaction of two viruses.
Traditional modelling has focused on understanding just one virus at a time. By modelling the spread of these two co-infecting viruses together, within and between growing seasons, researchers have shed new light on the disease that will help farmers to manage it effectively.

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