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Plant Sciences

Improving crop quality and yields, particularly in the face of climate change and limited natural resources, is an important challenge for the global community. We cover research on the ecology, physiology, production and use of grasslands, rangelands, and forage and fodder crops, as well as the core subject of field crops.

We cover the full range of horticultural crops grown for food, amenity, industrial uses and health. Our subject coverage has expanded over the years to cover plant science (from molecular biology to crop production and storage) and aspects of soil science and engineering - reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of horticulture.

Our coverage of plant breeding includes all aspects of crop breeding, genetics and biotechnology, and plant genetics. We cover all aspects of plant protection, from taxonomy to the biology, ecology, distribution and control of organisms.

International Year of Plant Health

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

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PestSmart Diagnostics is an eLearning course teaching the skills of diagnosis for major pathogens and pest groups.

Crop Protection Compendium is the world’s most comprehensive site for information on crop pests.

Horticultural Science supplies bibliographic information, abstracts and full text documents covering all aspects of horticultural research.

CABI's Horticulture Compendium is a comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on horticultural food crops.

Invasive Species Compendium is OPEN ACCESS and supports the work of those tasked with the identification, prevention and management of invasive species around the world.

CAB Reviews publishes high-quality review articles to complement the information on our bibliographic databases. Coverage includes crop protection and pathology, plant genetics and breeding and horticulture.