Crop Protection Compendium 2005

Crop Protection Compendium 2005

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"The Crop Protection Compendium" is a time-saving encyclopaedic, interactive database that draws together scientific information on all aspects of crop protection. It includes information on pests, diseases and weeds and their natural enemies, the crops that are their hosts, and the countries in which they occur. The CPC is an excellent resource for: extension officers; plant quarantine officers; crop protection practitioners (both public and private sector); seed and biotechnology industry; agrochemical industry; plant breeders; plant pathologists; entomologists; nematologists; weed specialists; researchers; lecturers and students; agricultural research centres; policy makers; crop managers; designed to help a wide variety of users; save time, by providing instant access to vital information; identify, prevent and solve crop health problems; carry out pest risk analysis; make crop management decisions; prepare lecture notes, reports, presentations, and extension literature; compile maps, graphs and tables; perform statistical analyses; teach / train; study; and advise others.
The CPC provides information on: pests, diseases, weeds, invasive plants and natural enemies; detailed information on 2360 pests, diseases, weeds, invasive plants and natural enemies of worldwide or regional importance. Each pest has a datasheet covering taxonomy and nomenclature, hosts, geographic distribution, biology, morphology and diagnosis, symptoms, detection and identification, natural enemies, economic impact, phytosanitary risk, and control methods; information for an additional 10,000 species; a unique international database of seedborne diseases; pest distribution data from EPPO-PQR database, version 4.4 (2005); crops; and detailed information on over 200 crops, with data on taxonomy, geographic distribution, biology and ecology, botany, production and international trade, uses, agronomy. It also provides information on: genetic resources and breeding, and future prospects; economic data and statistical analysis; crop production statistics (by country and crop) and data on the economic impact of harvest losses and comparison of potential and actual yields; and demographic and economic data supplied by the World Bank.
The CPC includes: over 8000 images to allow for easy identification and teaching; an intelligent taxonomic framework and an advanced cross-reference facility, which provide fast, effective navigation around large amounts of data; identification keys and a simple step-by-step diagnostic tool to aid in the identification of pests by specifying symptoms, crop, or country; a decision-support tool for pest risk analysis which allows users to assess the quarantine risks of importing plant commodities; Geographic Information System software to display global and regional maps from underlying geographic databases; bibliographic database with over 110,000 records, with soft-links from citations in the text to abstracts; and interactive glossary, with more than 9000 English terms, plus some multilingual definitions, including information on pesticides and biopesticides, details of the active ingredients, uses and environmental impact. It also provides information on: a library of specially commissioned and previously published research documents; electronic notepads for keeping personal notes or sharing notes over a network; and developed by an International Development Consortium.
The CPC is an initiative of over 40 partners in a global Development Consortium, which includes technical institutions, development-assistance agencies and private-sector companies.
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Product details

  • CD-ROM
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 085199086X
  • 9780851990866

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