EPPO Global Database has just been launched (https://gd.eppo.int/)
After several years of development, a new EPPO database has just been launched. The EPPO Global Database has the objective to gather in a single web-based database, all pest-specific information that has been produced by EPPO. Although, some parts of the database are still under development, it currently contains:
- Basic information for more than 60 000 species of interest to agriculture, forestry and plant protection: plants (cultivated and wild) and pests (including pathogens). For each species: scientific names, common names in different languages, taxonomic position, and EPPO codes are given.
- Detailed information for more than 1600 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. The majority of the functionalities of PQR (EPPO database on quarantine pests) have already been transferred to EPPO Global Database.
- EPPO datasheets (for the moment, only those published in 1997 in the book Quarantine Pests for Europe are included)
- EPPO Standards
- More than 1800 pictures of pests (including invasive alien plants).
- All articles from the EPPO Reporting Service (since 2000).
It is planned to include more information: dynamic EPPO datasheets, more articles from the EPPO Reporting Service and other EPPO documents (e.g. PRA reports).
EPPO Global Database: https://gd.eppo.int/
- The EPPO Secretariat is looking for pictures of pests, diseases and invasive alien plants. If you wish to contribute to the database, a specific interface allows you to submit pictures in a simple and rapid manner (https://gd.eppo.int/photos/wanted).
- You are kindly encouraged to register (free) to the database, this will allow the EPPO Secretariat to better identify the users of the database and facilitate future communication.
EPPO Secretariat (2014-09).