EPPO Global Database

What is EPPO Global Database?

EPPO Global Database is maintained by the Secretariat of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). The aim of the database is to provide all pest-specific information that has been produced or collected by EPPO. The database contents are constantly being updated by the EPPO Secretariat.

Current contents:
  • Basic information for more than 85 000 species of interest to agriculture, forestry and plant protection: plants (cultivated and wild) and pests (including pathogens and invasive alien plants). For each species: scientific names, synonyms, common names in different languages, taxonomic position, and EPPO Codes are given.
  • Detailed information for more than 1660 pest species that are of regulatory interest (EPPO and EU listed pests, as well as pests regulated in other parts of the world). For each pest: geographical distribution (with a world map), host plants and categorization (quarantine status) are given. 
  • EPPO datasheets and PRA reports.
  • EPPO Standards.
  • Pictures of plants and pests (more than 9 000).
  • Articles of the EPPO Reporting Service (since 1974).

How to cite EPPO Global Database?

EPPO (2019) EPPO Global Database (available online). https://gd.eppo.int

Why register to the EPPO Global Database?

In order to identify users and contributors to the database, the EPPO Secretariat invites you to register. Registration (free and simple) will also allow you:

  • To save your own settings (e.g. language preferences) and search history
  • To contribute by proposing photos of plants and pests
  • To subscribe to EPPO free Newsletters (EPPO Standards, EPPO Reporting  Service, EPPO Codes)
  • To use quick and simple online tools (batch queries to the database)
  • To request new EPPO Codes to be created (subject to fees)

Latest news

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 is available.

A new version of GD Desktop has been released (dated 2019-06-28)

New world distributions are available for:

- Agrilus bilineatus

- Agrilus fleischeri

- Elasmopalpus lignosellus

- Fallopia baldschuanica

- Phytolacca americana

- Tetranychus mexicanus

- Tomato brown rugose fruit virus

New pictures have been added for:

- Acossus centerensis

- Leptoglossus clypealis

- Lotus maritimus

- Mahonia aquifolium

- Metcalfa pruinosa

- Milesia crabroniformis

- Dorycnium pentaphyllum

- Moniliophthora roreri

- Muehlenbeckia sp.

- Orientus ishidae

- Orobanche latisquama

- Sicyos angulatus

The EPPO Secretariat warmly thanks all photographers who have kindly provided their photos. More pictures of plants, pests and diseases are always welcome!

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