2019 plant disease losses, including control costs, amounted to an estimated $832 million. The value of the crops used in this estimate was approximately $6.64 billion, resulting in a 13.3% relative disease loss across all crops included in this summary. The estimated values for most crops used to compute these disease losses are summarized in the UGA Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development, 2019 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report (AR-20-01). Some estimates for fruits, ornamentals, and turf rely on the specialist’s knowledge of the industry and industry sources for information.
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Published on Sep 10, 2021