Plant doctors, extension workers and researchers all need access to the latest information in order to be able to best assist the farmer. Plantwise offers online diagnosis and treatment support information as well as practical on the ground training for potential plant doctors.
As a result of helping farmers Plantwise collects valuable data about plant pest and disease distribution that is shared with the participating countries. Working with the relevant NPPO (National Plant Protection Organization) Plantwise will publish validated pest and disease distribution data. This information, harnessed effectively, can form this basis of an early warning system alerting the plant health community to a change in distribution of existing pests/diseases or the threat of a disease in a new region.
The Plantwise Knowledge Bank will help with the local, national and regional fight against pests and diseases. In addition to local distribution data captured at the clinics Plantwise will capture data about new pests and diseases from scientists, published sources and official bodies, and map this information in greater detail than ever before. Working with partners this data will be combined with the best information in the field to provide a comprehensive knowledge bank on crops, pests, diseases and weeds