Last week, Cambria Finegold, Head of Project Development for the Plantwise knowledge bank, gave a seminar at São Paulo State University (UNESP), one of the largest agricultural universities in Brazil. The seminar, entitled “The Plantwise Knowledge Bank for research on Distribution, Identification, and Control of Agricultural Pests – Use and Potential” generated positive feedback from attendees and sparked some excellent discussions about the Plantwise initiative.
Carlos Frederico Vilcem, Vice President of the Faculty of Agricultural Science at UNESP, introduced the seminar, which was aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in the field of agriculture. The event took place at UNESP’s Botucatu campus, around 3 hours from São Paulo city centre and was attended by 32 students, as well as professors and librarians. The participants particularly liked the tools on the knowledge bank, which include a factsheet booklet builder, pest distribution maps and a diagnostic search.