This Web site from the Cornell Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development contains a newly developed prototype of the "Global Crop Pest Identification and Information Services in Integrated Pest Management (IPM)." Available in English and Spanish, this online guide aims to "increase crop pest diagnosis and IPM information capability among extensionists and farmers of developing countries." Users can search the site by crop or pest name; for example, clicking on a particular crop name will pull up detailed information regarding that crop's diseases and pest species, which in turn links to additional pages of information and photographs. This site is easy to use, and the photos should make identification a relatively easy task as well. In addition to extension agents and farmers, this Web site would be a useful pest identification guide for gardeners, as many of the crop species listed are garden variety vegetables. Users should be aware that this project is a work in progress, and therefore not all species listed have information available online at the moment.
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