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Decision Support Tools

Covers risk assessments, ranking systems, and other decision-making tools for invasive microbial species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Decision Support Tools for general resources and other species.


USAblight - Potato/Tomato Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS)
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
DSS is brand new disease management tool (requires an account). It enables you to use weather (including farm-specific National Weather Service forecasts) to predict the need for future fungicide applications to control late blight.

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Plant Health Environmental Assessments
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Provides plant protection and quarantine environmental documents for various species.

Risk Analysis for Phytophthora ramorum Werres, de Cock & In’t Veld, Causal Agent of Phytophthora Canker (Sudden Oak Death), Ramorum Leaf Blight, and Ramorum Dieback (Jan 25, 2008, Rev.1; PDF | 2.29 MB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
See also: Phytophthora ramorum - News and Information for more resources


Yield Loss Prediction Tool for Field-Specific Risk Management of Asian Soybean Rust
University of Kentucky. Plant and Soil Sciences Department. Soybean Rust Project.

California PestCast: Disease Model Database
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
This database is a clearinghouse of information about models developed for economically important crop and turf diseases in California. A model is included in the database if it uses weather, host, and/or pathogen data to predict risk of disease outbreak.

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