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Fire Blight of Apples and Pears: Epidemiological Concepts Comprising the Maryblyt Forecasting Program

A. R. Biggs and W. W. Turechek

March 2010


This article describes the fire blight prediction model Maryblyt, developed by Steiner and Lightner, and its recent release in the first Windows-compatible version. A brief discussion of the biological basis for the model is provided, including its integrated use of multiple cumulative heat unit "clocks." Furthermore, we describe the recent release of Maryblyt v. 7 for Windows, which is available for free.


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