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What is the Horticulture Compendium?

The Horticulture Compendium is a unique searchable compilation of knowledge on horticulture crops, including fruits, vegetables and commodity crops. It covers a global range of major horticulture crops together with lesser-known minor crop species of emerging importance. Key topic chapter-like articles compliment detailed crop datasheets and explore concepts such as food safety, harvesting and post-harvesting issues. Basic information is given on relevant pests that might damage these crops.

Vital stats

  • Over 200 detailed horticulture crop datasheets, prepared by experts and independently verified
  • Concise data on over 700 pest species of horticulture crops
  • 500 Country datasheets
  • 29 peer-reviewed key topic chapters of overarching interest and independently verified
  • Over 2000 pictures to allow for easy identification and teaching
  • A subset of the latest two years' research on crop management and storage from CAB Abstracts, updated weekly, with full text of selected journal and conference articles
  • Interactive, multilingual glossary with over 1000 terms


Unique features

  • Extensive global coverage of horticulture crops in a single resource with fast and easy navigation between text, tables and images
  • Detailed datasheets on major and minor crops describing the crop lifecycle from growth stages through to postharvest and consumption
  • Report generator to allow key information to be rapidly edited and disseminated, and enabling users to personalise notes


Who uses it?

Students / Teachers / Lecturers / Extension Officers / Land Managers / Agro dealers / Policy Makers / Quarantine Officers