Phytophthora blight (Phytophthora capsici) is one of the major soilborne diseases threatening many vegetable crops including squash. The disease results in severe epidemics and yield losses due to a rapid spread of the pathogen associated with wet weather and soil water-logging. Implementing drone-based spatial mapping with software elevation tools can assist growers in evaluating land levelling for uniform distribution of water to mitigate potential disease incidence. The technology has great advantages: rapid, precise, and labor-cost effective. Our result can implicate Extension professionals with application of spatial mapping to assist growers in managing their land and crops for disease control efficiently.
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Wang, Q., & Zhang, S. (2021). Applying Drone-based Spatial Mapping to Help Growers Manage Crop Diseases. Journal of Extension, 59(2), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.59.02.11