About Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases
The need for accurate distribution data for plant diseases is so important. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, first published in 1942, are a respected, referenced source of such data, expertly compiled, validated and used by plant health organizations around the world. The maps provide an essential complement to expanding knowledge on plant disease distribution. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases continue to be the most authoritative source of information on the presence and extent of specific plant diseases.
About the Plant Disease Maps
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases cover important diseases affecting agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Two sets of maps are produced each year, comprising mostly of new maps with a number of map revisions (where significant changes have merited a revision). There are 18 diseases per map set covering fungi, bacteria, viruses and, from 1999 onwards, nematodes. By the end of 2012 the total number of different species mapped in the series was over 1130. These figures do not include new editions, and many maps have been revised following changes to taxonomy or distribution, some a number of times.
This site contains the complete archive of the Distribution Maps as well as the very latest publications. The maps can be browsed by year of publication or geographic distribution, and for more detailed search requirements, a special subset of CAB Abstracts has been prepared to allow for complex searching through the complete collection. The maps are available in pdf format and are designed to print out on either A4 or US legal sized paper (enable printer scaling for best results).
Producing the maps is a complex business. Find out more about the care and research that goes into making these maps as accurate as possible. You may also find our information on how to search using our CAB Direct platform useful.
CABI is an independent international organization first established in 1910 as the Imperial Agricultural Bureaux, changing to the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux in 1947 and finally to CAB International in 1987. CABI also includes the former Commonwealth Institute of Entomology (CIE) and Commonwealth Institute of Mycology (CMI) created in 1947, which became International Institutes (IIE and IMI, respectively) in 1987, and now form part of CABI Bioscience, alongside the former International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC) and International Institute of Parasitology (IIP). CABI Publishing is a separate division responsible for producing the world renowned CAB Abstracts database, books, journals and related publications and information products.
EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization) is the regional plant protection organization (RPPO) for Europe and the Mediterranean area. It was founded in 1951 with 15 member countries and has 46 members. It has throughout its history, further to its role in recommending harmonized phytosanitary measures to its member countries, been closely concerned with detailed information on quarantine pests.
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