Pest Management Internet Sites

The Internet resources included in this Useful Links section have been chosen by a team of pest management specialists working at CAB INTERNATIONAL. Each link has been checked and is accompanied by a brief description of the site in question. While these sites have been selected for their relevance to pest management, CABI does not in any way endorse or accept responsibility for the content or frequency of updating. Omission of a resource from this list does not constitute or imply a lack of endorsement of the site by CABI.

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Links are listed in the following subject areas:

Agricultural Entomology Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Plant Pathology and Nematology Pesticides
Weed Science General Crop Protection
Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management  


Agricultural Entomology

Coleopterists Society
The site includes information about The Coleopterists Society and its various programs and meetings, The Coleopterists Bulletin, some beetle resources (Information resources, Beetle conservation), and links to numerous beetle-related or other sites of likely interest.
CSIRO Entomology Home Page
An introduction to CSIRO Entomology is given, along with information on current research programmes and projects, reports, news sheets, details of products and services and job vacancies.
Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
Aims: The department conducts research and educates people about the science of entomology, emphasizing the systematics, biodiversity, biology, ecology and importance of insects and their relatives in relation to human welfare and the maintenance of a healthy environment. It supports integration of the three functions of teaching, research and extension. The LIBRARY has an extensive collection of rare books, many from the Jager and Lugger collections. The MUSEUM is a major national and regional resource in entomological systematics. Nearly 3 million specimens/43,000 species details are given. The Radcliffe's IPM World textbook consists of chapters contributed by internationally acclaimed experts. The project is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Crop Protection and National IPM Network. It is basically an electronic means of communicating information on IPM. Invitation is forwarded to potential authors to contribute chapters, limited to 5000 words. You can see a list of contributed chapters, chapters in preparation, meet the authors, see class description and class schedule, look up key pest species and other websites. VegEdge is a vegetable IPM Resource for Growers, Processors, Consultants and Researchers and offers a timely delivery of pest fact sheets and pest infection updates and research projects.
Entomology Index of Internet Resources
The Entomology Index of Internet Resources attempts to organize thousands of information resources into one comprehensive site. The intent of the site is to maintain a collaborative database of useful sites and to arrange them in a user-friendly way. The interface is simple and there are no graphics included which ensures that each page loads as quickly as possible. You can view by category or search by keyword.
Entomology Libraries and Information Network
ELIN aims to provided an electronic library and information resource for entomologists. The site contains a guide to libraries with important entomological collections and information available on the internet. There is also an ELIN mailing list.
IPPRA Database
The Identified Plant Pests Regulated by APHIS is an interactive database, which can be searched or browsed and provides information on pest names, hosts and locations.
Natural History Museum - Entomology Department
This area of the Museum's website provides detailed information on the resources and function of the Department of Entomology. There is general information on the department and its collections and its 5 Divisions, including the Insect-Plant Division. Its objective is to be an international reference and information centre on insects and mites of importance in agriculture, forestry and biocontrol.
Nature Photography - Mark Cassino
This site contains galleries of nature photos, including images of the insects of Southwest Michigan.
North American Non-Indigenous Arthropod Database
The database comprises the following information for over 2000 non-indigenous insects and arachnids: classification, distribution (natural and immigrant), economic and environmental impacts, disease vectors, location, date and methods of entry in to the USA, hosts, biology and literature citations.
This site provides information on the classification, nomenclatural history, distribution, hosts and literature of Coccoidea.
Scientific Reference Resources
Scientific Reference Resources (SRR) is a non-profit organization that currently publishes Arthropod Endocrinology News, the Directory of Arthropod Endocrinologists, and New Entomological Taxa. These publications are available in printed versions and on their website. They maintain a list of Useful Online Resources to access a variety of entomological links.
Virtual Library Entomology (Biosciences)
This site has been open since 27th Feb. 1994. Access to related web sites, publications, pictures, meetings (password protected) and jobs is possible.


Plant Pathology and Nematology

All the Virology on the WWW
This site seeks to link and catalogue virology, microbiology and related pages world-wide. Additionally, on-line courses, tutorials, and a catalogue of viral images (The Big Picture Book of Viruses) is available. This comprehensive page lists Servers or General Virology, Specific Viruses, Microbiology, AIDS, Emerging Viruses, Plant Viruses, Electronic Journals, Scientific Societies, Government Sites and more. A mirror site is now available to offer faster access to some European users.
APSNet is an on-line service from the APS based in Pennsylvania. It gives access to latest information, products and services from APS. On-line available publications include Molecular and Plant-Microbe Interactions, Phytopathology and Plant Disease. A password is required to access the full-text of these journals. APS books, slide sets and common names of diseases are also listed. News and Views includes information on the Karnal Bunt Symposia, emerging issues and APS Discussion groups.
British Society for Plant Pathology
This site contains details of publications, special interest groups, meetings and conferences, and a members' database.
Entomopathogenic Nematode HomePage
A homepage describing research on entomopathogenic nematodes in the Departments of Entomology and Zoology at Oregon State University, covering biological control, nematode taxonomy, molecular systematics, population genetics, quantitative ecology and physiology. Topics range from basic and applied research, to efficacy of nematodes in different cropping systems (small fruits, ornamentals and mint), to mass production, to phylogenetic relationships and genetic structure among the nematodes.
This site is an on-line service from the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI). The site contains the Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Journal, information on IS-MPMI, the IS-MPMI Reporter, a job placement service and a searchable database of common names of plant diseases.
Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematode Home Page
This site is designed as an aid to identification and systematic research, as well as a general resource for the science of nematology, especially plant and insect parasitic nematodes. Documents relating to nematode control and summaries of federally funded regional research projects are given. It also includes many useful links to other sites, and gives details of a nematology mailing list, employment bulletin board, nematodes of quarantine concern, images, nematode extension information, nematodes for biological control of insects, the nematology laboratory at Nebraska-Lincoln, and of relevant bibliographic services.
The Mycological Society of America
The Mycological Society of America is dedicated to advancing the science of mycology. It participates at the international level through the International Mycological Association and the International Union of Microbiological Societies. The Society's official journal, Mycologia (abstracts of which can be searched), and the newsletter, Inoculum, are linked.
The Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book (PPIGB)
The PPIGB is a subject orientated internet resource guide for plant pathology, applied entomology, nematology and all related fields. There are links to related internet sites and more useful resources. It is hosted by Thorsten Kraska and updated every week. Mirror sites are in the USA, Australia, Germany and Brazil.

Weed Science

CalWeed Database
A database is under development to provide information on noxious weed control in California, USA, which will be searchable by keywords. A list of species in the database, sorted by common name, is provided.
Ecology and Management of Parasitic Weeds (University of Hohenheim)
A 10-year supra-regional project was established researching parasitic angiosperms (Orobanche and Striga spp.) in the tropics and subtropics. This site makes project experiences and results available.
European Weed Research Society
Founded in 1975, the EWRS aims to promote and encourage weed research and technology in Europe and assist in communication. It publishes the Weed Research journal, for which a searchable index of papers is available on-line.
FAO - Weed Management
This is part of the Agricultural Department of the FAO and reviews the activities, publications, databases (of important weed species in crops and countries, and a directory of weed scientists from developing countries) and other technical information relating to FAO's work on weed management.
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW)
FICMNEW sets its purpose out to be to improve the federal government's ability to prevent, control and manage harmful, non-indigenous plant species, by maintaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, and preserving biological diversity on Native American and Federal lands and waters. It addresses the needs in research and management of noxious, non-indigenous, invasive and poisonous woody and herbaceous plants. The Draft National Invasive Plant Management Strategy is a nationwide effort to stem the tide of weeds in the USA, to control and eradicate weeds and restore land.
Federal Noxious Weeds
This searchable database contains information on weed habitats, characteristics, distributions in and out of the USA, likely pathways and forms of entry into the USA and the basis for classification as noxious weeds.
International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds
The results of the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, funded by the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, the North American Herbicide Resistance Working Group and the Weed Science Society of America, are posted at this site. The aim of the survey is to monitor the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds and their impact globally. The site includes a searchable database of herbicide-resistant weeds, lists of resistant weeds found in specific crops, a list of researchers in herbicide resistance and links to herbicide-resistance action groups. It is also possible to register new resistant weeds through this site.
International Weed Science Society
The website of this worldwide scientific organization contains a list of dates and events, a member directory, a biannual newsletter and links to other weed resources.
Invaders Database System
This is a database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for 5 states in northwestern USA. Noxious weed listings are provided for all USA states and 6 southern tier Canadian provinces. The site offers a weed alert service, giving automatic email notification whenever new distribution records for selected species are entered into the database. It is also possible to search for known biocontrol measures against selected weeds.
National University of Rosario - Weed Science Group
This website is in Spanish and provides details of the Weed Science Group's research programme, brief species datasheets and a list of useful links.
New Jersey Weed Gallery
This site contains photographs and descriptions of weeds in New Jersey, with common and latin name indexes and a thumbnail index of images. There is a link to a photograph gallery of plants that are harmful to humans.
North American Weed Management Society
NAWMA is a network of public and private professional weed managers and their objectives are to provide education, regulatory direction, professional improvement and environmental awareness to protect the natural resources of North America from exotic and invasive noxious weeds. The site contains information on NAWMA committees, a calendar of events and past copies of NAWMALOGUE, a periodic publication for weed management.
PLANTS Database (Noxious and invasive weeds)
This section of the USA PLANTS Database contains a Federal Noxious Weeds List, State Noxious Weeds Reports, and Invasive and Introduced Plants Lists. The database can be searched by scientific or common names, and provides information on the biology and USA distribution of the weeds, their weed status, and related websites and references.
Sociedad Espanola de Malherbologia
This website (in Spanish) includes news, a calendar, articles, theses, and a summary of SEMH's aims and activities.
Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Project (USGS-BRD)
Information on the biology of exotic plant species is provided, along with state exotic species lists for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, and Federal noxious weeds lists.
The Parasitic Plant Connection (Southern Illinois University)
Included on this site are order and family pages providing distribution maps, photographs, and DNA sequence data of parasitic plants. Pages on Phoradendron and Cuscuta control, and the use of parasitic plants as food are present. A list of parasitic plant specialists is given.
Weed Science Society of America
The WSSA web site has as its purpose the promotion of weed science as a profession. To this end it provides information about the society as well as being a resource for the exchange of information on both weeds and herbicides. The weed section includes a photo album of over 200 weed species, and information on plant names, noxious weeds and herbicide resistance. The herbicide section includes links to herbicides information and labels, chemical terminology, government regulations, news from industry, and links to related organizations.
This site provides a free service, advertising positions in all aspects of weed science. See also the companion site WeedResumes.
This site is part of the Weed Science Society of America's Internet Placement Service. Resumes of persons seeking jobs or graduate assistantships in Weed Science are posted here. See also the companion site WeedJobs.
Weeds Gone Wild (Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group)
This site contains a national list of invasive plants infesting natural areas in the USA and weeds factsheets.
World Weeds Database (Forestry Institute, Oxford University)
The database was developed from information in "A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds" by Leroy Holm, Juan V. Pancho, James P. Herberger and Donald L. Plucknet (1979). The database covers more than 2400 weed species worldwide and goes up to the letter 'G' in the family list. The database can be searched by country, plant, genus or family.

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management

Bacillus thuringiensis Toxin Nomenclature
A system of BT delta-endotoxin nomenclature based solely on amino acid identity is presented. This site contains a list of Bt holotype toxins, a full toxin list, and a dendrogram.
Bacillus thuringiensis Toxin Specificity Database
This relational database includes published data on the insecticidal activity of Bt toxins. The database can be searched by toxin designation, target insect and first author. Unpublished toxin specificity data can be submitted using an electronic toxin specificity information sheet.
Biocontrol of Plant Diseases Laboratory, USDA.
The BPDL has two broad areas of research. The first is the discovery, development, and implementation of beneficial soil microorganisms to diminish or prevent infection of economic crops by soilborne pathogens. The second is to develop host-specific plant pathogens for the biological control of targeted undesirable plants or agriculturally important weeds. The site contains summaries of recent research projects and publications, a list of commercially available biocontrol products, a page of links and a page providing biocontrol information for children aged between 8 and 12.
Biological Control News
Formerly Midwest Biological Control News, this monthly newsletter provides information for the biocontrol of insect and mite pests of farms, gardens and homes. The newsletter is compiled at the University of Wisconsin.
Biological Control Virtual Information Centre
Links to information on biological control organizations, databases, and websites around the world.
Biological control: a guide to natural enemies in North America at Cornell University
This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control agents of insect, disease and weed pests in North America. Tutorials on Insect Biology and Ecology, the IPM Strategy, IPM Control Tactics and Biocontrol are given, along with a glossary, a list of further reading and a page of biocontrol web sites.
Database of IPM Resources
DIR is a collaborative effort of the Consortium for International Crop Protection, Integrated Plant Protection Center, National IPM Network and Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program. DIR is an information retrieval system and a compendium of directories of internet IPM information.
IPM Resources
This website of IPM and IPM modeling-related internet resources was created by the Integrated Plant Protection Center of Oregon State University. The site contains a large number of useful links, including websites on general crop protection, geographic information systems, modeling and related newsgroups.
IPMNet Global IPM Information Service
'Helping to foster IPM world-wide' the Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP) based in Geneva, NY, USA, was formed in 1978 and is made up of 12 education/research institutes: The Universities of California, Cornell, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Purdue, Texas A&M, North Carolina State and the USDA. IPMNet is the CICP's response to the critical need for an international IPM information/communication network. IPMnet offers free access to databases, IPMNet NEWS and other agricultural publications, message boards, and communication links with those interested in IPM in developing countries. It has some links to other web pages. IPMNET news: This is posted monthly and reports on recent findings and announcements of potential interest to crop protection specialists, mainly in Developing Countries. Archives go back to the March 95 issue. The database of IPM Resources can be searched on various parameters, including subject, language and professional perspective. Access is provided to 20 or so other publications/newsletters/journals/periodicals on-line.
Microbial World
This site covers bacteria, fungi, viruses, biological control, environmental microbiology, and diseases of plants, humans and animals. A number of profiles relating to biocontrol and plant disease are presented, providing photographs, definitions and references.
National Biological Control Institute
The NBCI was established in 1990 as part of the USDA's commitment to implement biological control, sustainable systems and IPM. The NBCI communicates and participates in meetings, encourages documentation and evaluation of biological control releases and provides training in biological control. It provides technical advice and information, develops and maintains databases, and organizes and facilitates focus groups and workshops in biological control. There are comprehensive home pages for both USDA and APHIS, including a guided tour of APHIS which has useful research and facts about APHIS, which features excerpts from the 1996 Factbook of Agriculture.
National IPM Network
This searchable American site contains an IPM forum, a calendar, IPM news and links to regional sites of the National IPM Network.

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC site contains up-to-date information on the worldwide occurrence of vector-borne diseases, and relevant aspects of health. A search engine leads to information provided by the Division of Parasitic Diseases, and there is also an extensive list of links to relevant publications, software and products, and sites with training opportunities and employment. Further information can be found with links to CDC resources and public health agencies.
Chironomid Home Page
This site is a good source of a wide range of information. Sections include a bibliography, list of relevant books, checklists and catalogues, the Chironomus newsletter, and a directory of chironomid workers, as well as a particularly comprehensive list of links.
Cockroach Home Page
This site contains a suggested cockroach phylogeny, pictures of many important cockroach species, a question and answer page with the opportunity for submitting your own questions, and a list of recent research undertaken with respective authors and direct links to a bibliography.
This site, operated by Van Waters & Rogers, is visually attractive and easy to navigate. It contains information regarding pest control of insects, arthropods, gastropods, vertebrate pests, and plant diseases in the form of monthly on-line training courses, an image database, and links to discussion groups, newsletters, and relevant web sites, including resources for education, training and taxonomy. Links to government and similar associations are also provided.
This site is hosted by the National Pest Management Association of the USA. Aimed towards homeowners, professionals and the media alike, information regarding pests is accessible in the form of an interactive discussion forum, a spotlight on pests, and access to current and previous issues of ‘Pest Gazette’.
Social Insects of the World
As well as a main page with access to recent relevant publications, this site has a further ‘working space’ containing search engines accessing an image library, a bibliography on ants, a geographic search engine for inventories, and access to systematics, distribution, diagnosis, references and more about social insects. The knowledge base is continuously being expanded and adapted for more efficient searching.
Urban Entomology Program
Maintained by the University of Toronto, Canada, this site concentrates on termite biology. It contains information on geographical distribution of termites, illustrations, features, and a list of further resources.


ARS Methyl Bromide Research
This newsletter provides information on research into alternatives for methyl bromide performed by USDA, universities and industry.
ARS Pesticide Properties Database
This site, administered by the Remote Sensing and Modeling Laboratory in Beltsville, USA, forms a compendium of the chemical and physical properties of widely-used pesticides in order to assist in the prediction of the potentials of pesticides to move into ground and surface waters. The properties are based on experimental data, verified by the manufacturers, for which references are given.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
This non-profit citizen-based NGO advocates adoption of ecologically-sound practices in place of pesticide use. PANNA aims to advance safe, sustainable and fair pest management practices. PANNA works with over 100 affiliated organizations in N. America and 400 PAN partner groups world-wide, to promote sustainable agriculture and demand that development agencies and governments redirect support from pesticides to safe alternatives. The site has updated links to over 80 other sources of pesticide and agricultural information, organized by category e.g. biotechnology/databases/organizations. The PESTIS Database is an online database on pesticide information, alternatives, sustainable agriculture and related topics. There are various other information sources and services, including pages on cotton and pesticides, methyl bromide, and children and pesticides. There is a 1995 Demise of the Dirty Dozen Chart which highlights any bans or restrictions on 18 hazardous pesticides in more than 90 countries.
Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database
This database contains chemical information, toxicity data and U.S. regulatory status information on approximately 5400 pesticide active ingredients, breakdown products and related chemicals. Information is also provided for over 100 000 formulated products.
Pesticide Action Network UK
Pesticide Action Network UK is an independent charity addressing the health and environmental problems of pesticides, and working for a sustainable future. They work nationally and internationally with like-minded groups, organizations and individuals. The Network's practice and projects are based on a strategy of overall reduction of pesticide use and promoting non-chemical alternative strategies in the context of maintaining food production and public health, and more effective regulation of both use and trade.

General Crop Protection

American Crop Protection Association
ACPA promotes the environmentally sound use of crop protection products for the economical production of safe, high quality crops. ACPA is a not-for-profit trade organization representing the major manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection, pest control, and biotechnology products. Features on this site include information on research, testing and registration of agrochemicals, safety information for agricultural workers, news, publications and links.
APHIS Regulated Pest List
The objective of this list is to provide trading partners an official USDA-APHIS list of Regulated Plant Pests of concern to the USA. The list can be searched and browsed.
Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Association
The APCPA is one of 6 regional nodes of the Global Crop Protection Federation. Details of the core programmes of the APCPA (farmer safety, IPM, intellectual property rights and sustainable development) are presented, as are details of APCPA publications. You can subscribe on-line to AGROLINKS, the official, quarterly publication of APCPA.
British Crop Protection Council
The website of this UK charity contains details of the annual conference and exhibitions organized by the BCPC and information on BCPC publications and news.
Crop Protection Association (UK)
The CPA is a trade body representing companies involved in the distribution of crop protection products. The site has areas for both members of the association and visitors. Site features include news, media releases, publications and answers to frequently asked questions concerning agriculture, with an emphasis upon pesticides.
CropLife International
CropLife International (formally the Global Crop Protection Federation) is a worldwide network comprising 6 regional associations. This website includes news, details of publications, the objectives and progress of safe use projects for crop protection products, relevant links and the Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide and Rodenticide Action Committees.
This US-based site, guided by the Invasive Species Council, aims to provide access to and exchange of invasive species data and resources. The site contains links to databases, species profiles for animals, plants and microorganisms and sections on laws and regulations, educational resources, economic impacts and community action.
Latin American Crop Protection Association
The website of this Global Crop Protection Federation regional representative member can be viewed in both English and Spanish and provides details of a number of aspects of the organization, including their publications, and toxicology centres in South America.
Pest Management Resource Centre
The Pest Management Resource Centre, is a collaborative venture between Chapman & Hall, Insect Investigations Ltd and the Welsh Pest Management Forum. The Centre is intended to cover all aspects of pest management, and includes resources such as an International Pest Management Directory, a Glossary of Pest Management Terms, a Pest Management Research Database, access to Pest Management Publications and a Chemical Pesticide Database, a Pest Control Products Catalogue and Pest Management Classified Advertisements.
The WWW Virtual Library Agriculture
This site contains lots of useful links to other sites, including WWW pages, libraries, extension WWW servers and horticultural information. This page is maintained by the NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management, located at North Carolina State University.
UIPP (French Crop Protection Association)
The website of the UIPP is available in both French and English. The UIPP represents the French agrochemical industry and aims to represent, coordinate and inform member companies on technical, regulatory and economical subjects while complying to professional ethics. The site includes news, press releases and key figures on pesticide sales and usage.
USDA - OPMP and PIAP Crop Profiles
The crop profiles provide production information for a range of crops grown in the USA, including information on insect pests, crop diseases and weeds, and their control. The profiles are searchable by crop, state, pest and control method.

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