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Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases

Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases

"A leading resource for accurate data on the worldwide distribution of plant diseases"

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Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases are the authoritative source for accurate data on the worldwide distribution of plant diseases of economic or quarantine importance. First published in 1942 and created in association with the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), we have now published over 1000 Disease Maps. Expertly compiled and validated, and used by plant health organizations around the world, the Maps provide an essential complement to expanding knowledge on plant disease distribution around the globe.

Key Features

- Available as a print/electronic package including online access to a fully searchable electronic backfile, in pdf format
- Each map is compiled from a large variety of scientific sources and validated twice by a team of species specialists at CABI, EPPO and independent consultants
- The Maps continue to be the most authoritative source of information available on the presence and extent of specific plant pests and diseases

Who uses Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases?

The Maps are a vital tool for those involved in phytosanitary decisions. In today’s world, where a large amount of international trade is taking place on a daily basis, accurate mapping of plant disease distribution has never been more important. The Maps have numerous applications such as the compilation of definitive lists of important species that are present in, or need to be excluded from, a particular country, or estimating the risks of pathways from sources where certain species are known to be present.

CAB Direct (CABI's own platform)

Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases cover important pathogens affecting

  • - agriculture
  • - horticulture
  • - forestry

Two sets of maps are produced per year, with 18 (fungus, bacterium, virus and nematode) diseases per map set. Each map set comprises mostly new maps, but also some map revisions where there have been changes to taxonomy or distribution.


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