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On the political economy of plant disease epidemics : capita selecta in historical epidemiology

Author: J C Zadoks
Publisher: Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2008.
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Food security has been and always will be a human concern. Food security has always been fragile, threatened by a variety of factors including plant disease epidemics. Several plant disease epidemics of the past lead to questions like: What happened? How did people deal with these epidemics? What were the social and political consequences? This volume deals with such questions in six selected chapters. Chapter 1  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zadoks, Jan C.
On the political economy of plant disease epidemics.
Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2008
(OCoLC)255898110
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J C Zadoks
ISBN: 9789086866533 9086866530
OCLC Number: 846966302
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: ""Preface""; ""Table of contents""; ""List of abbreviations""; ""List of tables""; ""Table 1.1. Data from rust interception trials near Rome. ""; ""Table 2.1. Kingdom Prussia, 1846, yields per province in per cent of �normal�. ""; ""Table 2.2. Mean grain and straw losses in per cent for wheat and rye in the Belgian provinces, �adjusted losses�, and hectoliter weights of rye and wheat (calculated from data in Table 2.3; hectolitre weights from Anonymous, 1850b). �Adjusted loss� of rye "" ""Table 4.1. The provinces chosen for comparison and some of their characteristics (seasons 1915-1918). Source: Annual Reports.""""Table 4.2. Monthly weather data averaged over 28 years, 1903 to 1930, as measured by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute at De Bilt, in the centre of the country. Source: Annual Reports.""; ""Table 4.3. Summary table of national cultivation areas (ha), yield levels (hl/ha) and hectolitre weights (kg/hl) for wheat, rye and potato, the Netherlands, 1903-1930. Source: Annual Reports."" ""Table 4.4. Trends in potato, wheat and rye yields for selected provinces and for the Netherlands, 1903 to 1930. The trend is given as the linear regression equation for yield (hl/ha) on time (years). n = 28. Original data from Annual Reports.""""Table 4.5. Loss estimates (hl/ha) of potato, rye and wheat using pairs of provinces with a yield difference exceeding one standard error of the estimate, Sy, with possible causes of loss.""; ""Table 4.6. Starch crop yields in the war years 1915 to 1918. ""
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Discusses black stem rust of wheat in antiquity, and how its epidemics were perceived by the ancients. This book reconstructs an epidemic of yellow stripe rust, 1846, on rye, a staple food in  Read more...

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