DIRECTORY FOR BOTANY: ECONOMIC BOTANY, ETHNOBOTANY
Original location of this page: http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botecon.html
Information on useful plants (food, medicine, material for
textiles, etc.) and harmful plants (plant pathology, poisonous
plants, weeds). Not many horticultural links (there are some in a
separate file Gardening. Only a only
few links on forestry and agriculture (there are comprehensive
lists on these topics - some of them are listed under "link collections, resource guides".
Crops - Ethnobotany-
Herbal Medicine - Plant
Pathology - Poisons - Weeds
Advanced Molecular Initiative in Community Agriculture
Agriculture-related Databases, of AgNIC (AGriculture
Network Information Center). Directory that describes
and links to primary (non-bibliographic)
agriculture-related databases. It has both search and
- AgNIC (Agricultural
Network Information Center) Home Page, USA. AgNIC is
a distributed network that provides access to
agriculture-related information, subject area experts,
and other resources in a manner in which the physical
location of the resources is transparent to users.
- AGNIS (Agricultural
And Natural Resources Information Systems) Home Page, USA.
Maintained in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
- The AGRALIN World Wide
Web server is a project of the Wageningen
Agricultural University Library/Pudoc-DLO, the
- AgResearch WWW
Server - New Zealand Pastoral Agriculture Research
Perspectives by Stephen Dwyer. This site attempts to
outline some of the varied and numerous developments in
agriculture found on the web and elsewhere.
- The Asian Vegetable
Research & Development Center, Taiwan
- ATCROS -
Australasian Tree Crops Source Book
- The Australian
New Crops Home Page from University of Queensland,
Australia. The mission of this service is to disseminate
information and to improve the communications network
among new crops workers in Australia.
- Belgian and
European herb legislation. Belgian royal decree on
herbs (RD: 29/8/1997), lists of the safe and dangerous
herbs and mushrooms; information on herbs, organic food,
european legislation on herbs and nutrients and Naredi,
the Belgian health product association.
Control Home Page, Cornell University, USA
Forest Products in British Columbia, Canada - An Overview
for Soybean Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering,
- CGIAR Home Page,
Washington, DC, USA. CGIAR is an acronym for the
Consultative Group on International Agricultural
System-Wide Information Network for Genetic Resources -
SINGER, Washington, DC, USA
- The Chile Pepper
Institute at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces,
Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo
is an internationally funded, nonprofit scientific
research and training organization. Headquartered in
Mexico, the Center is engaged in a worldwide research
program for sustainable maize and wheat systems, with
emphasis on helping the poor while protecting natural
resources in developing countries.
Research WWW Home Page, USA. The Cocoa Information
System is sponsored by The American Cocoa Research
Institute in collaboration with The Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center
University, New York State Agricultural Experiment
Corn Growers Guidebook. Compiled by Bob Nielsen,
Purdue University in W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
- Cotton Database Data
Collection Site, located at the USDA ARS Southern
Crops Research Laboratory, College Station, Texas, USA.
Protection - Botany, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed
Research Centre, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa,
Protection Program of the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed
Research Center, Canada
Database and CropReferences, Indiana Center for New
Crops and Plant Products, New Crop Resource Online
Cucurbit Network, USA. In 1994, The Cucurbit Network
was created and is currently managed by cucurbit
scientists, Deena Decker-Walters, Thomas Andres, and
Terrence Walters. Their goals are to disseminate news of
recent developments concerning cucurbits and to promote
the conservation and understanding of this plant family
through education and research. The network provides
information and news on the cucumber, gourd, melon,
pumpkin, squash family (Cucurbitaceae).
- DAINet Deutsches
Agrarinformationsnetz - German Agricultural Information
- DLO-NL Agricultural
Research Department, the Netherlands. DLO-NL is the
Netherlands organization for agricultural research. It
works towards a competitive and sustainable agriculture,
horticulture, forestry and fisheries and an optimal
development of rural areas.
Research. Technical and economical efficiencies of
producing, marketing, and managing environmental plants;
a comprehensive collection of publications related to
economic and horticultural developments occurring in the
nursery and greenhouse industries. EnviroPlants Research
is brought to you through the Research segment of
HORTICULTURE in Virtual Perspective. It is maintained by
Dr. Tim Rhodus at The Ohio State University in the
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.
of Crop Plants. Lecture notes by Paul Gepts,
University of California at Davis, USA.
Foods (Robert Freedman, USA). The Famine Foods
DataBase: plants that are not normally considered as
crops are consumed in times of famine. This
botanical-humanistic subject has had little academic
exposure, and provides insight to potential new food
sources that ordinarily would not be considered.
Information System. Forage Information System
provides links to worldwide forage-related information.
Coordination of this effort is being provided at Oregon
State University, USA.
USA. GrainGenes is a compilation of molecular and
phenotypic information on wheat, barley, oats, rye, and
A model describing the growth of cassava (Manihot
esculenta) by by R.B. Matthews and L.A. Hunt,
Department of Crop Science, University of Guelph,
für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung -
Genbank, Gatersleben, Germany (searchable). A
- L'Institut National de la
Recherche Agronomique - INRA (France)
Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
(ICRISAT), Andhra Pradesh, India (Headquarter)
Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology:
Biosafety WebPages from Trieste, Italy. This site
gives free access to an updated scientific bibliographic
database on "Biosafety and risk assessment for the
environmental release of genetically modified
organisms(GMOs)". The database is monthly updated
and contains, to date, more than 1700 scientific articles
(full reference + abstract), published on international
scientific journals since 1990, selected and classified
by ICGEB scientists for the main "topics of
concern" for the environmental release of GMOs.
- International Maize and
Wheat Improvement Center - Centro Internacional de
Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico
International Vitis Database. Compiled by Dr. Erika
Dettweiler & Dr. Rudolf Eibach, BAZ, Institute for
Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Germany
to Tomatoes, Thomas L. Rost, Section of Plant Biology
Division of Biological Sciences, University of
California, Davis, USA.
Tomato Page, by Keith Mueller, USA.
Maize Page. Maize resources for students, producers
and specialists. Maintained by Ricardo J. Salvador,
Agronomy Department, Iowa State University, USA.
Agricultural Directory and Index
Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) - Temperate Fruit
Genebank, Corvallis, Oregon, USA - a genebank that
preserves invaluable plant genetic resources of temperate
fruit, nut, and agronomic crops. This facility is one of
about 30 sites in the U.S. National Plant
Germplasm System and is located on land provided by
Oregon State University.
for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP),
- Plant Genetic
Resources Information by Food and Agriculture
pages of Alain Roueche, France
Homepage - Plant Resources of South-East Asia, the
Netherlands. PROSEA is an international programme focused
on the documentation of information on plant resources of
South-East Asia; covering the fields of agriculture,
forestry, horticulture and botany; a research programme,
making the knowledge available for education and
extension; ecologically focused on promoting plant
resources for sustainable tropical land-use systems;
committed to conservation of biodiversity; committed to
rural development through diversification of resources
and application of farmers' knowledge.
Society for Economic Botany, from the University of
for Economic Botany Editorial Offices. These pages
provide access to the Editor (Lawrence Kaplan) and Book
Review Editor (Daniel F. Austin) of the journal Economic
Botany. Additional data are provided on editorial
policy for the journal, a list of books available for
review, and links to the Home Pages of the Society at New
York Botanical Garden and Southern Illinois University.
Society for Economic Botany at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale, USA.
- South African Mangoes
Online. The official South African mango home page
created by the South African Mango Growers Association.
- Soybase - Shoemaker
Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA
Sweetpotato Sampler. Information on Ipomoea
Feeds Database (FAO), Oxford, UK
Mediterranean Species Project (UMS), an initiative
supported by the Italian Government which seeks to
improve the conservation and sustainable use of the
valuable but neglected plant genetic resources present in
the Mediterranean region. The project's objective is to
promote the conservation of genetic resources of UMS,
both ex situ and in situ, to encourage the safeguarding
of information relative to the conserved germplasm and to
foster collaboration among institutions and organizations
within the Mediterranean region. The project operates
primarily through networking efforts spread throughout
the region. Networks have already been established for
rocket, hulled wheats and oregano; efforts are also
underway, in collaboration with FAO, to strengthen
genetic resources activities for wild pistachio species.
- The University of
California Vegetable Research Info Center, USA
- The Utah
State University Crop Physiology Laboratory, USA.
- The Virtual Orchard.
The Virtual Orchard is a dedicated World Wide Web (WWW)
site for the dissemination of information over the
Internet on all aspects of sustainable apple production.
The Virtual Orchard will also house WWW pages for
research projects dealing with apples and other tree
fruit production and marketing issues.
World Agricultural Information Center from The Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Virginia University Experiment Farm at Kearneysville, USA.
WVU's Tree Fruit Research and Education Center.
Economic Plants in GRIN (Agric. Handb. 505).
This database is core of the botanical nomenclature for
accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System. It
includes many records of economic plants worldwide, and
data on their uses, common names, literature citation and
Yam Bean Project's Homepage. Yam bean ( Pachyrhizus
Rich. ex. DC., Fabaceae) is an underexploited tuber crop
with great potential. In the quest for new, sustainable
and high-yielding crops which may help in improving the
diet and self-sufficiency of Third World countries, the
tuber-bearing legumes have recently come into focus.
These possess a number of attractive characteristics:
they are highly nutritious and adaptable, impose few
demands as regards soil quality and have good resistance
to pests and diseases. In addition, being tubers, they
will always produce a crop even if a sudden dry spell
occurs. Since 1985, scientists working on the Yam Bean
Project, which is funded under the European Community's
Science and Technology for Developing Countries' (STD)
programmes, have been examining the potential for this
agricultural product, including methods of breeding and
the scope for introducing it into areas where it is not
presently grown. Dr. Marten Sørensen, Royal Veterinary
and Agricultural University in Denmark, is the
co-ordinator of the Project.
Trail in the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG).
The trail is an interpretive walk focussing on plants
used by the Australian Aborigines.
Indian Ethnobotany Database, University of Michigan,
Baca Institute of Ethnobotany, Colorado, USA. The
Baca Institute of Ethnobotany is a non-profit school
dedicated to the preservation, collection, and research
of traditional plant knowledge throughout the U.S.
Southwest and Northern Mexico. Through the collaboration
of Western Science and traditional approaches, the
Institute helps traditional peoples in their efforts to
record, preserve, and practice their plant knowledge,
produces students that are culturally sensitive
researchers, and offers community seminas and workshops,
as well as undergraduate and graduate intensive field
study for those wishing to pursue advanced ethnobotanical
- Dining on the
Wilds - Learning Nature through Wild Edible Plants and
Ethnobotany by John Goude and Miriam Darnell-Kramer
Edible LC by Wes Stone, Lewis and Clark College,
Portland, Oregon, USA. 'Wild Foods in Our Own
Environs' by Wes Stone. Seven foods (mushrooms, plants,
fish) found in the wild near the city of Portland.
etnobotánico en la Península de Samaná
- Ethnobiology and
Conservation Team. This non-profit group has pages on
their mission, careers in ethnobotany, the importance of
conservation, and some articles on conservation and
conservationalists. Among their missions is to retain
diversity for the purpose of developing new medicines.
Executive Director is Mark Plotkin, Arlington, Virginia,
Bibliography from Literature Useful to the Study
of Florida Plants, by Kent D. Perkins, University of
Florida Herbarium (FLAS), USA.
Ethnobotany Cafe, a non-profit organisation dedicated
to the discussion and dissemination of ethnobotany.
Topics also include the uses uf unusual plants in
Ethnobotany of Pinyon Juniper Woodlands, compiled by
Peter T. Hraber, University of New Mexico Biology
Department, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
Plants for Research and Development. A site dedicated
to the transfer of information on the use of herbs and
other natural products in biochemistry, pharmacology, and
traditional medicine. The site has many links to books,
botanical gardens, associations, shamanism, and
databases. Dr. Anthony R. Torkelson is responsible for
Plants and Native American Uses in the Northeast, by
Tara Prindle, Connecticut, USA.
Ethnobotany Project (PEK), Herbarium of the
University of Florida, USA.
- Laurie Lacey's
Wild World of Plants. Information on medicinal plants
and trees used by the native people of eastern Canada.
Woodland Zea Mays at the Vintroux Site, Putnam County,
West Virginia, USA, an article by Charles M. Niquette
and Gary D. Crites.
American (Indian) Herb/Plant Knowledge by Paula
Edible Plants of Sabah (NEP) is a project initiated
by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Native American Technology and Art by Tara Prindle,
and Ethnobotanical Databases (part of the ongoing
redesign project for Phytochemeco Database at the
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory (USDA), USA):
The original Ethnobotany database is an SQL-based
database developed by James A. Duke and Stephen
M. Beckstrom-Sternberg. It is housed at the
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory (NGRL),
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The database contains
80,000 records of plant uses world-wide.
This publication reviewed approximately 80 years
of literature, back to around 1850, listing 1,112
species in 444 genera of plants among120
families, used for food by the North American
Medicinal Plants of Native America. This
database is based on a two-volume book of the
same name published in 1986 by the Museum of
Anthropology of the University of Michigan. The
database - which contains 17,634 items
representing the medicinal uses of 2,147 species
from 760 genera and 142 families by 123 different
native American groups - was built over a period
of about 10 years with support from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the National
Science Foundation, and the University of
The original Phytochemeco is an SQL-based
database developed by James A. Duke and Stephen
M. Beckstrom-Sternberg. It is housed at the
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory (NGRL),
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The database consists
primarily of plant chemical data, including
quantity, taxonomic occurence, and chemical
activity. Several interconnected databases
included under the Phytochemeco aegis are an
ethnobotany (plant uses) DB, and an ecological DB
(including plant geography and climate).
utiles del estado de Jalisco, Mexico. Es de gran
importancia tener una panoramica general de las plantas
que actualmente se conocen en el Estado de Jalisco, dado
que por su clima, ubicacion geográfica y demas factores
ambientales, lo convierten en el principal Estado con
mayor diversidad florística de la Republica Mexicana.
- Plants of the
Machiguenga, eastern Peru. In November, 1995, Dr.
Ethan Russo, a neurologist, spent two months in Eastern
Peru's rainforest looking for plants to treat headaches.
You'll find photos of the plants he gathered here, along
with botanical and medicinal information about them.
You'll also find photos of birds, people and the rich
forests of Peru.
Food Production in the Midcontinental United States
Plant Use in New England. Bibliographies by David R.
George, Department of Anthropology, University of
a data bank on traditional veterinary medicinal plants in
International Congress of Ethnobotany, 1997, Mexico.October
12-17, 1977, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The Autonomous
University of Yucatan, along with other local, national
and international institutions, look forward to the II
International Congress, Ethnobotany '97, which will pay
homage to the diverse cultures of the world, especially
the prehispanic cultures of America and Mesoamerica such
as the great Maya culture, from which we have inherited a
vast amount of knowledge that is still valid today.
- The 24
Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawai'i. Text by Lynton Dove
White of Hana, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
of Michigan, Laboratory of Ethnobotany, USA:
Wild Plants Home Page. The multi-volume work titled
The Useful Wild Plants of Texas, the Southeastern and
Southwestern United States, the Southern Plains, and
Northern Mexico is the definitive economic botany study
for the southern half of the United States and northern
- Wild Food
Adventures - Edible Plant Workshops & Expertice
Food Adventurer Newsletter. The 'Wild Food
Adventurer' newsletter is about edible wild plants and
other forageables. It covers gathering & preparation
techniques, wild gourmet garden vegetables, ethnobotany,
food plants of Native Americans, feature articles on wild
foods, reviews of books & videos, edible plant
identification, nutrition of wild foods, festival
announcements, wilderness survival, sustainable living,
sea shore edibles, poisonous plants, events calendar,
book reviews, sea vegetables, and more.
Ethnobotany Resource Directory (Michael B. Thomas,
Department of Botany, University of Florida, USA)
- Algy's Herb
Medicinal Herb Page, USA
Herbalists Guild. The American Herbalists Guild was
founded in 1989 as a non-profit educational association
specifically to address the the concerns and needs of
herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants.
de Dados de Plantas Medicinais, Brazilian Database of
- Chinese herbal
sciences and health resources directory from the
Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute, Hot Springs, Montana,
USA. Educational resources to help health professionals
and aspiring herbalists gain clinical skills. Training
programs and courses in Chinese herbal sciences and
related health subjects, including environmental health,
ethics, historical and legal aspects of herbal health
care, nutrition, and herbal research. This site contains
article and essays of interest to professional
herbalists, people interested in the herbal sciences as a
career, and to all professionals involved with public
health. Keywords: Chinese herbology, TCM, herbology,
herbs, herbal medicine, education.
Plant Compounds and Chemotherapy, by Lucy A. Snyder,
Indiana University, USA. Cyberbotanica deals with the
compounds used in cancer treatment and the plants that
produce them. It includes natural histories of the
plants, a table of chemotherapeutic compounds, and
- Day Kee
Nu - Indian Herbal Medicines, USA. A native American
Indian company selling herbal medicines used by the
Kuye'di Tlingit tribe on the Kuiu Island, Alaska.
- The Essential
Garden, garden of alternative health news, facts,
forums, and shop.
Herbal Homepage. Henriette's Herbal Homepage features
herbs, herbs, herbs, and herbs. It's the home of the
medicinal and culinary herbfaqs; in addition you'll find
neat stuff, pictures, archives, links, programs etc.
the journal of the American
Botanical Council and Herb Research Foundation.
- Herbal Hall,
USA - discussion list for professional herbalists.
Medical Dictionary by Michael Moore, USA
Medicine, University of Virginia, USA.
Smoking Mixtures by Howie Brounstein, USA.
and Spices, USA. Maintained by Jeffrey Dawkins and
Herb, Spice, and Medicinal Plant Digest, from
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is an information
source containing reports on the production, chemistry,
and marketing of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants.
- HerbWeb, USA.
HerbWeb examines medicinal herbs through a saturated web
- Herb Research Foundation
News and Views - alternative medicine for health &
wellness, USA, USA. The Herb Research Foundation
(HRF) is a nonprofit research and educational
organization focusing on herbs and medicinal plants.
Hexengarten, Germany. Die Zauberkräuter des
Mittelalters und ihre Wirkung, Harold A. Hansen (/in
Brounstein's Home Page, USA. Original works in Herbal
Medicine, plant databases and checklists of the Pacific
Northwest (on the herbalist's apprenticeship program),and
ethno botanical notes.
Folk Medicine, USA (gopher).
Ethnobotanical Resources, USA, a company in Homestead
Florida, primarily interested in the cultivation and
dissemination of rare ethnobotanical species; also common
herbs and herb seeds as well as a full line of
herbproducts and related items. Although their catalog is
primarily retail, the organization is dedicated to the
preservation of rare species.
Plants of Ibiza, Spain
Plants of the Prairie by K.R. Ziarkowski, Graduate
Student in Plant Physiology Department of Horticultural
Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA.
Plants of the Quijos-Quichua Shamen, Amazonian Ecuador.
Results of field-work conducted at Jatun Sacha Biological
Reserve, Amazonian Ecuador on medicinal plants used by
local shamen or curanderos. Plants listed include
scientific names, vernacular names and their preparation
and Poisonous Plant Databases, University of Maryland,
Mini-Course in Medical Botany Syllabus by James A. Duke
Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve. Medicinal, culinary,
cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and
folk-Lore of herbs.
- Penn State
College of Agricultural Sciences - Herb Articles, USA
Information Network, USA.
Herb Society inc., Brisbane, Australia
Guide for Herbs, USA. This guide contains an overview
and information on numerous herbs.
Herb Archives, USA (this is a popular ftp site - may
sometimes be difficult to connect).
Exhibit: Herbals by University of Illinois, USA.
the Virology on the WWW. Links to virology related
Web sites, an index to virus pictures on the web, The Big
Picture Book of Viruses, a collection of some of the best
Online Virology and Microbiology Courses available, and
The Virology Bookshop. Maintained by David M. Sander,
Tulane University, USA.
Phytopathological Society, USA. APSnet is an on-line
service from the American Phytopathological Society that
will allow you to obtain up-to-date information pertinent
to plant pathology
- Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USA
- Asia - Pacific Crop
Protection Association Web Site
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Assessment and Taxonomic Support Home Page, USDA,
APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, USA. BATS
provides APHIS with the leadership in biological
expertise required to identify, assess and manage plant
pest risks. These services provide a scientific basis for
regulatory decisions concerning the movement of plants,
plant products and plant pests.
Phytopathological Society, Sociedade Brasileira de
- British Society for
Plant Pathology, UK.
Canadian Phytopathological Society - La Société
Canadienne de Phytopathologie
- C A S A F E, Cámara de
Sanidad Agropecuaria y Fertilizantes, Argentine
Association for Crop Protection, Argentina
- The Cereal Rust
Laboratory, USDA-ARS, USA. The Cereal Rust Laboratory
is a national research center of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).
ARS is the principal scientific research arm of the
United States Department of Agriculture. The Cereal Rust
Laboratory is located on the St. Paul campus of the
University of Minnesota.
Names for Plant Diseases, USA. Compiled by the
Committee on Standardization of Common Names for Plant
Diseases of The American Phytopathological Society
- Cooperative Research
Center (CRC) for Tropical Plant Pathology, Australia,
Brisbane, University of Queensland
University, New York State Agricultural Experiment
Station, Plant Pathology Department, USA.
- COST 816
- Biological Control of Weed in Europe. European
research project directed by Heinz Mueller at the
University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
- Database of
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Resources (= DIR).
Database of IPM Resources (DIR) is an information
retrieval/referral system and a compendium of customized
directories of worldwide IPM information resources
accessible through the Internet. With DIR, one can
quickly find the way to thousands of IPM information
sites. The DIR presents these web resources in a logical,
structured, and searchable way that greatly reduces the
frustration and disappointment often encountered when
using general search engines on the web. The DIR
covers a wide array of crops, pests, control tactics,
regions, organizations, and related topics in a
user-friendly format. DIR's contents span most of
the disciplines involved in IPM.
of Crop Protection Homepage, University of Adelaide,
of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, USA.
- Department of
Plant Pathology, Cornell University, USA
of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, USA.
- Department of
Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA.
Electron Micrographs of Plant Viruses, Thorben
Lundsgaard, C.J. Woolston and Ed Rybicki.
- DLO Research
Institute for Plant Protection (IPO-DLO), the Netherlands.
The DLO Research Institute for Plant Protection (IPO-DLO)
is responsible for crop protection research in relation
to agriculture and horticulture, natural vegetation and
public parks. The institute does strategic research to
promote economical and socially acceptable ways of
protecting plants against diseases and pests.
Micrographs of Plant Viruses, Rothamsted Experimental
Journal of Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA,
Disease Alert Newsletters and has a fact
sheet index on plant diseases.
Agricultural Information Retrieval System (FAIRS),
USA. FAIRS is a comprehensive library of research
produced by the University of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences covering topics such as
agriculture, energy, food safety and nutrition, natural
resources, pesti cides and pesticide safety, turfgrass,
water quality and wildlife. FAIRS consists of thousands
of documents, illustrations, photographs and tables from
major programs within IFAS.
& Shade Tree Pathology, State University of New York,
College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA.
Phytopathological Society, from Rennes, France.
- A Guide to the
use of Terms in Plant Pathology
- Institut National
Agronomique Paris-Grignon, France, and its Laboratoire
de Pathologie Végétale (Introduction to
für Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz, Universität
Hannover (Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant
Protection, University of Hannover), Germany. Pages in
English and in German.
für Pflanzenzüchtung und Pflanzenschutz, Universität
of Arable Crops Research - Rothamstead, UK
Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP), from UK.
Institute of Biological Control, CABI International
International Working Group on Plant Viruses with Fungal
Vectors (IWGPVFV), from IACR-Rothamsted, UK.
Plant Pathology. A college course in Introductory
Plant Pathology. Contains over 155 disease descriptions
and over 700 images of plant diseases of agronomic and
State University, College of Agriculture, Department of
Plant Pathology, Ames, USA.
Phytopathological Society, Società Italiana di Patologia
State University, Department of Botany and Plant
State University Department of Entomology and Plant
Pathology Home Page, USA
- Molecular Plant
Pathology On-Line. An international on-line journal
edited and published by the British Society for Plant
State University, Bozeman - Department of Plant Pathology,
Biological Control Institute, USDA Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service, USA.
- National Integrated
Pest Management Network, USA. Presented by the
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension
Service (CSREES) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- National Integrated
Pest Management Network, USA
Mexico State, University, Plant Pathology Laboratory,
Carolina State University, College of Agricultural and
Life Sciences, Department of Plant Pathology, USA.
- The Norwegian Crop
Research Institute, Plant Protection Centre, NORPRE,
Nematodes Home Page, Department of Plant Pathology,
University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), USA.
- PEST CABWeb (CABI
International). Covering entomology, nematology, weed
science, biological control, plant pathology and many
other aspects of pest management. - CAB INTERNATIONAL
(CABI) is a treaty-level, international,
intergovernmental organisation established in 1928. It is
owned by its member governments, which currently (Autumn
1997) number 40.
and Molecular Plant Pathology
the Israel Journal of Plant Protection Sciences
Faculté universitaire des sciences agronomiques, Belgium
Disease. Plant Disease is an international journal of
applied plant pathology.
- Plant Pathology.
An international journal edited by the British Society
for Plant Pathology.
Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book by Thorsten
Kraska, Institute for Plant Diseases and Plant Protection
(IPP), University of Hannover, Germany.
Viruses Online Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE
Database, Australia, by Brunt, A.A., Crabtree, K.,
Dallwitz, M.J., Gibbs, A.J., Watson, L. and Zurcher, E.J.
(eds.) (1996 onwards). - The descriptions include data on
host range; transmission and control; geographical
distribution; physical, chemical and genomic properties;
taxonomy and relationships; and selected literature
references. Included are the database accession numbers
(up to Gb and Em) of the genomic sequences of
viruses and of satellite RNAs, and links to the NCBI
taxonomy database to facilitate searchs for these and for
more current accessions. There are generic-level
summaries of data for viruses that are definitive or
tentative members of genera or `groups'. There are also
tables (with appropriate links) listing over 1500 host
plant species, and their reported (experimental)
susceptibilities to these viruses.
- Planteforsk, Norsk
Institut for Planteforsking, Norway (in Norwegian).
- Purdue University,
Botany & Plant Pathology, USA.
Parasitic Nematodes Database by CENARGEN, National
Center for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Brazil.
Resistant Pest Management Newsletter
- Sociedad Española de
African Society for Plant Pathology
Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research
- Texas A&M
University, Department of Plant Pathology, USA, keeps
Plant Disease Handbook (Texas Agricultural Extension
Services's Texas Plant Disease Handbook).
de Phytophathologie, Université catholique de Louvain,
of California, Riverside: Department of Plant Pathology,
- University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Crop Sciences
- Agronomy and Plant Pathology, USA.
- University of
Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, USA.
of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Plant Pathology,
of Tennessee Entomology & Plant Pathology Section
- University of
Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Plant Pathology, USA
to Plant Pathology (University of Wisconsin - Madison,
Department of Plant Pathology, USA).
Agricultural University, Department of Phytopathology,
Research at the University of Savoie, France
Poison Center - Poisonous Plants, USA.
- Botanical Dermatology
Database (BoDD), UK. An electronic re-incarnation of
BOTANICAL DERMATOLOGY by JC Mitchell & A Rook
(Greengrass, Vancouver, 1979). It will eventually appear
in printed form as Mitchell & Rook's BOTANICAL
DERMATOLOGY, 2nd edition (Editor: Richard J. Schmidt
PhD), probably as a series of four small volumes each
covering an alphabetical group of plant families (A - D;
E - K; L - S; and T - Z).
Poisonous Plants Information System by Derek Munro,
Biological Resources Division, Crop Protection
Program of the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research
Center, Canada. This information system provides
details taken from literature references for over 250
plants that can poison livestock, pets and humans in
Canada. Its interactive search engine provides
information on plant names, distribution, toxic plant
parts, toxic chemicals, and symptoms of poisoning.
University Poisonous Plants Page, USA. This is
planned as an extensive collection of plant and lesion
images with text concerning the botany, chemistry,
toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of
animals by plants. When completed, the public will be
able to find pictures and information about toxic plants
by: alphabetical listing of botanical names by genus and
species), the plants' habit and appearance, the type of
poisons present, systems and organs most affetced by
poison (Nerve, heart, liver, skin, etc.), species of
animals commonly affected.
Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants, USA. USAEHA
Technical Guide no. 196.
virtuel - Selection de plantes toxiques de la flore
française. A selection of poisonous French plants.
and Poisonous Plant Databases, University of Maryland,
Toxic to Animals by Mitsuko Williams, Veterinary
Medicine Librarian, University of Illinois at
- Poisons Information
Database: Natural Toxins and Poisons in Plants Found in
Singapore. Natural Toxins and Poisons in Plants found
in Singapore, by Associate Professor P.
Gopalakrishnakone, Department of Anatomy, National
University of Singapore.
Information on Plants (Maryland Poison Center, USA).
A list to make you aware of which common plants are known
to be poisonous.
Ivy, Western Poison Oak, Poison Sumac by G. A.
Mulligan, Canada. Three Canadian plants contain a
poisonous sap that is the causative agent of
Rhus-dermatitis, the most widespread skin disorder
affecting Canadians. The three poisonous plants are
poison ivy (Rhus radicans L.), western poison oak (Rhus
diversiloba T. & G.), and poison sumac (Rhus vernix
Plants Bibliography, from Literature Useful to the
Study of Florida Plants, by Kent D. Perkins,
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS), USA.
Plants in Britain and Ireland on CD-ROM, UK. Two
versions of a CD-ROM called Poisonous Plants in Britain
and Ireland (formerly known as PLATO-UK) are being
published by HMSO. The result of several years work by
the Poisons Unit of Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital Trust
and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, these CD-ROMs will
enable non-botanists to identify common poisonous plants
of the home, garden and countryside.
Plants in New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Landcare
Plant Database (PLANTOX), USA. The Poisonous Plant
Database is a set of working files of scientific
information about the animal and human toxicology of
vascular plants and herbal products of the world. The
initial file is a bibliography and is to be supplemented
in coming months and years with files of plant names and
synonyms, plant uses, geographic distributions, animal
species affected, signs, lesions, etc.
Plants Guide, Florida Agricultural Information
Retrieval System (FAIRS), USA.
Plants of North Carolina by Dr. Alice B. Russell
Poisonous Plant Patch (Nova Scotia Museum, Canada).
Poisonous Plants of Nova Scotia - identify them, read
about symptoms, cures, folklore.
- Safe and
Dangerous Herbs and Mushrooms. Lists compiled by the
The Belgian Health Product Federation NAREDI.
- California Exotic Pest
Plant Council WebPage (Invasive plants). The
California Exotic Pest Plant Council Web Page was created
to provide wildland managers with information about the
control and management of invasive plants (weeds, exotic
plants, introduced plants, alien species).
Weeds. An Australian weed links page focussing to
environmental weeds or invasives, ie weeds that invade
and threaten natural ecosystems.
- The European
Weed Research Society. The European Weed Research
Society is an international body which was formed in
1975. It is open to everyone who has an interest in weed
research and related topics.
Pest Plant Database, California, USA. This Gopher is
managed by database working groups of the California
Exotic Pest Plant Council (CalEPPC) and the Pacific
NorthWest Exotic Pest Plant Council (PNW-EPPC). Its goal
is to facilitate the compilation and distribution of
information on exotic pest plants -invasive weeds.
Alien Plant Studies. A forum to promote public
awareness and exchange of information regarding problems
associated with the spread of alien plant species
- INVADERS -
Database of Exotic Plant Names and Distribution
Information. A database of exotic plant
distribution records and regulatory information for the
northwest United States supporting interactive query,
reporting and graphics generation.
Exotic Plants of Canada. An article prepared by Erich
Haber, National Botanical Services, Ottawa, Canada.
Exotic Pest Plant Council, USA works to combat the
spread of non-native plants by facilitating scientific
discussion and increasing public awareness of this
serious threat to ecosystems and our economy.
Identification Guide at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg,
Virginia, USA). A comprehensive identification guide
containing weed images and botanical descriptions of
common weeds and weed seedlings found throughout Virginia
and the Southeastern U.S.
- Weed Images and
Descriptions by by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension,
Cook College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Research. Weed Research is an international journal
in which are published papers, in the English language,
concerned with the study of weeds and their control, and
related topics. It is sponsored by and is the official
journal of the European Weed Research Society.
of the native Hawaiian ecosystems
Science Society of Victoria, Australia
of the Southern United States, Texas Agricultural
Extension Service. This publication is inteded to help in
recognizing 120 of the more common weeds in the southern
United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia).
- Weeds of
the World Project (World Weeds Database), Oxford
Forestry Institute, UK. The World Weeds Database is based
on the information contained in the book "A
Geographical Atlas of World Weeds" by Leroy Holm,
Juan V. Pancho, James P. Herberger and Donald L.
Plucknett, which was published in 1979. The World Weeds
Database displays information of over 2400 weed species
around the world according of its rank of importance.
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