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Optimal Control of Plant Disease Epidemics

The 2022 Kieval Math Lecture with Vrushali Bokil, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Science at Oregon State University. 

Plant–virus and plant–vector–virus mathematical models have provided insight into effective methods for reduction of disease incidence and for an increase in plant productivity. We address the question of minimizing disease prevalence in plants in developing countries through the optimal usage of clean seeds. We discuss how various modeling results may apply to the control of maize lethal necrosis in East-Africa. Finally, we also discuss other examples of the use of mathematical modeling and optimal control theory in controlling plant disease epidemics.



Monday, May 9 at 9:30am to 10:30am

Science Building, Room 207
1250 Ashland St Ashland, OR 97520 United States

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Faculty/Staff, Students



free and open to the public

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