A network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests.
PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.
April 2006. The University of Queensland is pleased to announce the launch of the first beta-version of TaroPest, an identification and information kit for pests (diseases, insects, nematodes, etc) of taro in Pacific island countries. TaroPest is the product of an ACIAR-funded project involving the SPC Plant Protection Service, [PNG] National Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Agency, and the Queensland University of Technology.
TaroPest is aiming to be a ???one-stop-shop??? for information concerning regional pests of taro, with the target audience being quarantine/biosecurity officers, plant protection workers and field extension officers. While currently web based, TaroPest will eventually be available on CD-Rom, with printable hard-copy options. The product is free to access and use.