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Crop Protection Compendium

The world's most comprehensive site for information on crop pests

PRA Tool for plant commodity and pest-initiated Pest Risk Analysis. Available as an addition to the CPC.

Horizon Scanning Tool for prioritizing invasive species threats.

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What is the Crop Protection Compendium? 

A time-saving, encyclopedic, mixed-media tool that draws together scientific information on all aspects of crop protection. It features extensive global coverage of pests, diseases, weeds and their natural enemies, the crops that are their hosts, and the countries in which they occur. 

Vital stats

  • Over 3500 detailed datasheets on crop pests, diseases, weeds, invasive plants and natural enemies, prepared by experts and independently verified    
  • More than 200 detailed crop datasheets    
  • Information on an additional 20,000 species   
  • Over 8000 pictures to allow for easy identification and teaching    
  • More than 250,000 bibliographic records from our CAB Abstracts database updated weekly   
  • Full text of over 23,000 important journal and conference articles   
  • Interactive glossary with more than 20,000 terms, some multilingual, including information on pesticides and biopesticides    
  • An extensive library of documents, some specially commissioned on various aspects of crop protection, including texts on invasive plants, horticulture, economic impact, postharvest issues and safe movement of germplasm

Unique features

  • Extensive global coverage of crops, pests and natural enemies in a single resource with fast and easy navigation between text, images, maps and databases
  • Up-to-date information on the latest literature on the spread, detection and control of pests and diseases
  • Report generator to enable key information to be rapidly edited and disseminated
  • New maps of species distribution, including grabbing-and-panning and zoom functionality
  • Pest distribution data from the EPPO (European Plant Protection Organization) PQR database, CABI/EPPO maps, IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) Official Pest Reports and other sources
  • Citation linking in text and tables to references at the end of datasheets
  • Access to additional resources: ID keys, image libraries, pest distribution data, phytosanitary information
  • Simultaneous site search for a particular species/term across abstracts, datasheets, glossary and full text
  • An advanced datasheet search to help with identification and quarantine issues
  • New Horizon Scanning Tool (beta) for prioritising invasive species threats


Who uses it?

Extension officers / Lecturers and students / Researchers / Plant quarantine officers / Policy makers / Crop managers / Crop protection practitioners (both public and private sector) / Seed and biotechnology industry / Agrochemical industry / Plant breeders / Entomologists, plant pathologists, nematologists and weed specialists 

Introducing the International Development Consortium

The Crop Protection Compendium is an initiative of over 40 partners in a global Development Consortium, which includes Government Departments, technical institutions, development-assistance agencies and private-sector companies.

International Development Consortium:

Africa Rice Centre (ARC) / Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) / American Cynamid / Asian Development Bank (ADB) / Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) / Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) / Bayer CropScience / Bioversity International / CABI / Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) / Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) / Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK / Danish Government Institute of Seed Pathology/Danish International Development Agency (DGISP/DANIDA) / Deere & Company / Department for International Development (DFID) / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusummenarbeit (GIZ, formerly GTZ) / Dow AgroSciences (including Rohm & Haas) / DuPont / Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia / Horticulture Australia (HAL) / Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) / International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) /  International Potato Centre (CIP) / International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) / Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) / Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) / Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan / Monsanto / National Department of Agriculture (NDA) and Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa / New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) / Pioneer Hi-Bred, USA / Rockefeller Foundation / Seminis Vegetable Seeds / Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) / Syngenta / Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) / West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) / United Nations Development Program (UNDP) / United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) / United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) / United States Department of Agriculture - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES) / United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) / World Bank / Zamorano, Honduras


Centre for Biological Information Technology, University of Queensland, Australia / European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) /  Iowa State University, USA / Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA)/PUDOC Publishers / Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, curators of Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) Taxonomy, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) / University of Bonn, Germany