Publisher: CAB International--Pounds
Most authoritative source on the presence and extent of specific plant diseases.
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases are widely respected referenced sources of information covering the global distribution of plant pathogens. The maps are jointly produced by CABI and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) and used by plant health organizations around the world. They provide an essential complement to expanding knowledge on plant disease distribution around the globe.
Presented as PDF documents, the Distribution Maps have been and continue to be the most authoritative source of information available on the presence and extent of specific plant pests.
Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases covers important pathogens affecting agriculture and 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.
The Maps are a vital tool for those involved in phytosanitary decisions. In today's world where a massive amount of international trade is taking place on a daily basis, accurate mapping of plant pest distribution has never been more important. The Maps also have numerous other applications such as the compilation of definitive list 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.
Each map is compiled from a large variety of scientific sources and validated by an expert. Coordination and validation of most Disease Maps (fungi and bacteria) by CABI Bioscience and of viruses by independent consultants.
The Disease Maps were first published in 1942. The archive includes maps of over 940 plant diseases. The most up-to-date map for every species previously mapped and multiple revisions of some maps are included.
Every distribution map is indexed in CAB Abstracts on Ovid and SilverPlatter making searching and browsing easy. They are also accessible as a standalone product.
CAB Abstracts Plus: Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases