We are pleased to announce the release of the newly designed and dynamic Plantwise Knowledge Bank. The new website is now mobile responsive and has a cleaner, more user-friendly homepage. Our improved design allows for easier navigation and its responsive layout has made it suitable for desktop, mobiles and tablets.
There is now an increased visibility of the available resources as well as the positive impact that the Plantwise programme has had on rural farmers within its member countries.
With the growing number of smartphone users; predicted to reach an estimated 2.87 billion worldwide in 2020, it is important to provide accessibility of diagnostic tools on various sized device screens. The updated visuals, coupled with an improved user experience should help even more users better access the Knowledge Bank and further spread the positive impact that Plantwise has within the agricultural and international development sectors.
Our improved pest identification tool will not only be accessible on the go but it’s simpler and user-friendly design means it will be reachable to all users. With the roll out of e-plant clinics, many plant doctors now have access to tablets, this mobile responsive site will encourage the plant doctors’ access to the Plantwise Knowledge Bank and its’ diagnostic tools, improving the overall service to farmers.
Instead of country landing pages, users will find country resource pages; the sleek design makes it easier to navigate and find all the necessary information: crop variety lists, pesticide lists, diagnostic field guides and plant health websites relevant to that country.
We’ve also added a link to the Horizon Scanning Tool, developed under CABI’s Action on Invasives programme, which helps you identify and categorize species that might enter your country. Using data from CABI Compendia datasheets, the tool evaluates whether there is a potential threat of an invasive species, based on countries with similar climates, trade connections or major transport links to the source country.
You’ll still be able to use some of our ‘old favourites’, like identify a pest, the Plantwise blog, the booklet builder and continue to receive pest alerts if you’ve subscribed to them. If not, sign up today to receive monthly e-mail alerts of up-to-date crop pest and disease records in your specified country or region.
Click here to explore the new site and experience all of the new tools and resources, as well as learn about what Plantwise has achieved.
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