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Knowledge bank

Knowledge bank

The Plantwise Knowledge Bank is a global resource that helps combat plant health problems. 

It's easy to use, with free online and downloadable resources. The Plantwise knowledge bank links all actors in the plant health system – plant clinics, researchers, extension workers, farmers and government bodies – to the information they need for timely action against crop pests.


The goal:

Lose less, feed more with Plantwise. It collects, analyzes and disseminates pest data to enable:
• identification and management of plant pests
• protection against pest threats
• secure storage and analysis of national plant pest data


Key features

• Country homepages give dynamic location specific information
• Diagnostic search tool allows simple, image-led diagnosis and treatment support
• Interactive distribution map enables mapping and modelling
of crop and pest distribution data
• Data support tools for national plant clinic data management


Country homepages

Plantwise country homepages allow all interested parties to get a range of information that refers specifically to their chosen location. These dynamic pages include custom pest alerts, plant health updates, access to factsheets and pests lists, as well as links through to the interactive map and diagnostic search.

Simulation - taking plant health training to the next level

People in developing countries depend on what they can grow and sell so require a lot of plant health knowledge. The CABI-led Plantwise programme delivers plant health advice to farmers. Trained plant doctors diagnose the problems and advise on ways to manage them. Simulations are a new way to deliver training and information to plant doctors in a... >>