Knowledge resources and tools for plant health

CABI's PlantwisePlus programme is developing and promoting digital advisory tools to increase access to the information that farmers need to adopt safe and effective agricultural practices.

Our plant health decision support tools are designed for a variety of users including farmers, environmental managers, researchers, plant protection officers, and more.

PlantwisePlus Toolkit


Digital tools for farmer advisors

The PlantwisePlus Toolkit brings together tried and trusted digital tools, helping farmer advisors find websites and apps to support decision-making. It includes information on and links to online courses, plant health, and crop protection websites, and mobile apps.

There are hundreds of digital tools available to farmer advisors, varying in quality. The PlantwisePlus Toolkit enables farmer advisors to find the best quality tools available, all in one place

Plant Health Information

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PlantwisePlus Knowledge Bank

A free-to-use website providing global and country-specific resources on crop health and pest management. Available in 100+ languages.

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PlantwisePlus Factsheets

A free mobile app for Android and iOS. Download country-specific information to support the diagnosis and safe management of crop pests.

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Crop App Index

This search tool helps users find crop health-related digital tools that support decision-making. It provides a filterable catalogue of mobile apps and websites.


CABI BioProtection Portal

The CABI BioProtection Portal is a free tool that enables users to discover information about registered biocontrol and biopesticide products around the world.

Available online and offline, it helps growers and agricultural advisors to identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products against problematic pests in their crops.

The portal is accessible on smart phones, tablets and desktops.

Digital Learning

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CABI Academy Online Courses

The CABI Academy brings together CABI's expertise in plant health and diseases to create a range of online, interactive training courses.

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Pest Diagnostic Simulator App

This fun learning game for Android tests you plant health investigation and diagnosis skills. Free to download for Android devices.

Decision Support Tools


Horizon Scanning Tool

The Horizon Scanning Tool helps plant protection organisations to identify and categorize species that have the potential to enter a particular geographic area from another geographic area.


Pest Risk Analysis Tool

The RPA tool uses data from the CABI Crop Protection Compendium to aid the selection of appropriate measures for reducing risks associated with the movement of plants and plant products.