Forest Pathology is the research of both biotic and abiotic maladies affecting the health of a forest ecosystem, primarily fungal pathogens and their insect vectors. It is a subfield of forestry and plant pathology. There has been a significant increase in the establishment of forestry plantation species in Indonesia over the last decade and it appears that this is likely to continue as the native forest resource rapidly dwindles. The future success of these monocultures will be dependent upon future breeding programs that not only select for yield and form, but more importantly a high level of resistance to a range of pests and diseases. It is of utmost importance that the industry adopts a pro-active approach to combat these diseases by embracing breeding programs.
Related Journals of Forest Pathology
Journal of Forestry, Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Plant Pathology, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, Pathology Research and Practice, European Journal of Plant Pathology