Plant Disease and Pest Websites

Plant disease and pest websites, including identification and control information:

Name Description
About Ladybirds This CSIRO site provides an overview of ladybirds and their effectiveness at controlling pests. Of particular note is the food preferences of ladybirds, as only certain species may be effective at controlling certain types of pests.
Australian Plant Pathology Society Plant diseases information site.
Brisbane Insects Contains lots of pictures and information about insects in the greater Brisbane Queensland area.
Bugs for Bugs A great resource for what bugs prey on pest bugs. Beneficial bugs can be purchased from the site.
International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) Study of plant diseases and health.
Organic Crop Protectants Organic pest and disease controls.

 

Websites with valuable information about insects:

  • About Ladybirds
    This CSIRO site provides an overview of ladybirds and their effectiveness at controlling pests. Of particular note is the food preferences of ladybirds, as only certain species may be effective at controlling certain types of pests.
  • Australian Plant Pathology Society
    Plant diseases information site.
  • Bishop Museum Scholarly Publications 
    Article, books and images available as .pdf fies. Collection includes Pacific Insects (1959-1983), International Journal of Entomology (1983-1985), Pacific Insects Monographs (1961-1986), Insects of Micronesia (1954-date)
  • Brisbane Insects
    Contains lots of pictures and information about insects in the greater Brisbane Queensland area.
  • Bugs for Bugs
    A great resource for what bugs prey on pest bugs. Beneficial bugs can be purchased from the site.
  • International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)
    Study of plant diseases and health.
  • Organic Crop Protectants
    Organic pest and disease controls.
  • Pestizid Aktions -Netwerk e.V. (PAN Germany) - english version
     "is a charitable organisation which provides information on the adverse effects of pesticides and promotes environmentally friendly and socially just alternatives", site includes "How to Grow Crops without Endosulfan - Field Guide to Non-chemical Pest Management..." downloadable as .pdf, describing cultural and physical control methods, beneficial insects, homemade solutions, and  plants used in pest control.
  • Pestnet
    "PestNet is an email network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests.  It started as a service for the Pacific, rapidly expanded to South East Asia, set up a separate service for the Caribbean, and now welcomes anyone interested in crop protection anywhere in the world..."