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Risk Assessment: Concepts, Development, and Future Opportunities

X. B. Yang

November 2003


Farming is a risky business. Among the many risk factors, plant disease is an important one due to its close relation to climate and yield. Understanding and assessing disease risk reduce the uncertainties and, therefore, are critical to effective management of plant diseases and, ultimately, to the success of the particular farming venture. Part of the proceedings of "Managing Risk to Minimize Crop Loss," a symposium organized by the Plant Disease Losses and Regulatory Committees of APS.


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