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Lateblight: A Plant Disease Management Simulation

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Lateblight allows students

  • to manipulate the variables that affect the development of late blight
  • to adjust the economic parameters that determine the cost-effectiveness of the disease management procedures

Students can also simulate the use of potato cultivars by altering:

  • the level of resistance to the fungus
  • the time of initiation of tuber production
  • the yield potential of the crop in the absence of disease