EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/074

The EPPO Plant Protection Thesaurus is now available

The EPPO Plant Protection Thesaurus is now available on a CD-Rom. This searchable database covers important organisms in agriculture and crop protection: crops, animal plant pests, wild-life, pathogens, weeds, natural enemies, organisms used in ecotoxicological studies. So far, it includes 27,000 plants, 18,000 animals and 3,000 microorganisms.
For each organism, it provides:
  • preferred scientific name
  • Bayer code (each organism has a unique code)
  • synonyms
  • common names in many languages
  • taxonomic relationships and other classifications

The EPPO Plant Protection Thesaurus can be ordered from the EPPO Secretariat at a price of 150 EUR. Users who already have a licence to use the Bayer code system can obtain it at the reduced price of 100 EUR. It is planned to update the database annually and updates will be available at the price of 50 EUR.

Note: EPPO can also supply the Bayer codes as data files on diskettes for incorporation in users' own systems (core files, no search interface). A licence fee of 180 EUR is charged for this. The EPPO Plant Protection Thesaurus on CD-Rom does not give the user the right to use the data in this way.


EPPO Secretariat, 2000-04.