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Trends in Plant Science | 01.04.14

 

How should we tackle the global risks to plant health?

By Robin Fears, Eva-Mari Aro, Maria Salome Pais, and Volker ter Meulen

The introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases has significant consequences for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and natural habitats. Opportunities arising from scientific advances must be better used to inform regulation of trade and underpin chemical and alternative controls and breeding of plants resistant to biotic stress.

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