May 11, 2018

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    The race between wheat and Zymoseptoria tritici epidemics

    Robert et al. explore how canopy growth, spatial organization, and leaf senescence impact epidemics of wheat Septoria tritici blotch (STB) caused by Zymoseptoria tritici. Strikingly, the timing of leaf senescence is one of the most influential traits. When the green lifespan duration of leaves is reduced epidemics are strongly reduced. They introduce the notion of […] More