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Abstract

Challenges in adaptation of plant disease warning systems to new locations: re-appraisal of Billing's integrated system for predicting fire blight in a warm dry environment.

Abstract

The purpose of this letter is to describe approaches and possible pitfalls when a fire blight model developed in one climatic area is evaluated in a new location where weather conditions are markedly different. A case is described where a modified form of Billing's integrated system, BIS95, which was developed in a cool moist climate, was tested in a country where weather is warmer and drier. Prior to this, some features of fire blight epidemiology, management, and risk assessment are outlined.