1. General Model Information

Name: LATE BLIGHT 3.1 plant disease management

Acronym: LATE_BLIGHT_3_1

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level:
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: pest, simulation game, student, fungus, Phytophthora infestans,potato crop


Barr E Ticknor
Cornell University
NY 14853
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Windows simulation game in which students have to minimise the damage caused to their potato crop by the fungus Phytophthors infestans. The student specifies the initial potato variety, environmental factors, inoculum, management schedule, costs and market selling price. The effect of their decision can be displayed graphically as the season progresses in terms of percentage blight, defoliation, new infections, numbers of spores and fugicidal residues. A financial report can be generated at the end of each growing period. Available via Lancaster by FTP.

Author of the abstract:

Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM PC, requires Windows 3.x download Late Blight for DOS

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s):

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 17. 07. 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:45 CEST 2002

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