Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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The plant disease pyramid: the relevance of the original vision of plant pathology in 2020.

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This paper focuses on the key issues that influence plant disease development and management, the importance of the interaction between the host, pathogen and its environment in the development of disease (disease triangle) and the urgency of continuous efforts to keep society informed, implement policies and fight for resources for training and research to reduce the devastation that invasive plant pathogens can cause to livelihoods, food safety and environment in South Africa and other countries.