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EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/40

A European Compendium on Plant Protection

An encyclopedia on plant protection, called HYPP (Hyperm‚dia pour la Protection des Plantes), in a computer-accessible form is currently being developed by a consortium of 9 plant protection institutions from 7 European countries. Research institutes in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK have developed, with the financial support of the CEC, a CD-ROM (Compact Disk-Read Only Memory)-based compendium of plant protection which includes information on pests, diseases, weeds and crops on approximately 20 000 pages of text. Additionally, about 5 000 pictures and 1 000 drawings of the organisms are included in the plant protection encyclopaedia. A unique feature of HYPP is its multilingual structure; menu and information can be retrieved in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and an attached dictionary provides translations of the glossary. Hardware requirements to install HYPP are simple; needed is only a PC (preferably a 386 or 486) with VGA screen and a CD-ROM disk drive. The release of HYPP is envisaged for 1994-05. Further information can be obtained from:

ACTA (Association de Coordination Technique Agricole) France
Guy Waksman
ACTA Informatique
149, rue de Bercy
F-79595 PARIS Cedex 12

Tel.: 33 (1) 40 04 50 30
Fax.: 33 (1) 40 04 50 11


ACTA, Paris (1994-01)