The PestSmart Diagnostics package focuses specifically on the skills and methodologies required for field-based diagnosis.
It helps plant health practitioners and students to develop and improve their ability to recognise symptoms, relate them to causes, and to identify what is causing the problem. Containing high-resolution images, case studies and knowledge checks, it helps learners improve their knowledge through practical, independent learning.
The training includes the main pathogen groups as well as insect pests and nutrient deficiencies.
The material that forms this package is derived from CABI’s flagship programme, Plantwise, which takes a holistic international approach to pest diagnostics and management advice with national extension services.
By digitising Plantwise material and providing a range of learning and practice tools in the PestSmart Diagnostics package, we aim to fast-track the field experience of plant health professionals and students by giving them CABI’s wealth of field experience in a single course.
There are three elements to the PestSmart Diagnostics package:
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