The Epidemiology of Plant Diseases

  • D. Gareth Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Principles and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. T. V. Fox
      Pages 14-41
    3. B. M. Cooke
      Pages 42-72
    4. C. Struck, K. Mendgen
      Pages 103-122
    5. M. W. Shaw
      Pages 161-180
    6. N. V. Hardwick
      Pages 207-230
    7. M. R. Finckh, M. S. Wolfe
      Pages 231-259
    8. R. J. Cook, D. J. Yarham
      Pages 260-277
    9. A. C. Newton, R. E. Gaunt
      Pages 278-292
  3. Case Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. W. J. Rennie
      Pages 295-307
    3. David Hornby
      Pages 308-322
    4. B. Hau, C. de Vallavieille-Pope
      Pages 323-347
    5. L. Huber, L. V. Madden, B. D. L. Fitt
      Pages 348-370
    6. W. E. Fry, E. S. Mizubuti
      Pages 371-388
    7. R. B. Maude
      Pages 404-422
    8. G. W. Otim-Nape, J. M. Thresh
      Pages 423-443
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 445-460

About this book


Most branches of science have what might be termed a 'core area' which is both related to and helps to integrate peripheral topics to form the overall subject area. Without this central link, the subject is simply a collection of disparate, albeit gener­ ally related topics. What genetics is to plant breeding, epidemiology is to the subject of plant pathology and, no matter what individual topic is considered, it is always possible to recognize the interaction with and relationship to epidemiological factors. Broadly speaking, until the 1950s, plant pathology was considered as the applied side of mycology and, indeed, the British Society of Plant Pathology was spawned from its mentor, the British Mycological Society, with considerable help from The Association of Applied Biology. However, with the exploding world popu­ lation and the growing demand for food, plant pathologists became increasingly aware of the need for a more considered, measured, precise and even holistic approach to their subject and, particularly, to plant disease management. Looking back over 40 years of teaching and research in plant pathology, it was very clear that the 'core' of the subject was epidemiology and that this 'new' study was developing a very distinct identity which was rapidly being recognized in its own right. The 'shotgun' approach to plant disease 'control' was quickly perceived to be too inexact and almost every aspect of the subject was being reviewed, refined and advanced.


Pathogen crop protection development epidemics epidemiological epidemiology plant disease plant pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Gareth Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.HillviewTone Vale, Taunton, SomersetUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-3304-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3302-1
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