The Plantwise Knowledge Bank (PWKB) is our gateway to practical online and offline plant health plant health information, including diagnostic resources, best-practice pest management advice and plant clinic data analysis for targeted crop protection. To provide data management support to our partners, we developed the Plantwise Online Management System (POMS) to store and manage information on Plantwise activities in their countries.
Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) is used by national plant protection organizations to assess the likelihood of new pests entering a country, establishing, spreading and causing harm. This tool provides a framework to compile the scientific evidence to justify phytosanitary measures aimed at preventing pest introductions whilst facilitating safe trade and travel. It is linked to around 20K pest and host datasheets and provides workflows to assess a plant commodity pathway or an individual pest.
The Invasive Species Compendium is an open-access knowledge base with global application to assess and manage invasive species – focussing on those with the greatest impacts on livelihoods and the environment. Content can be referenced and repurposed, and used to generate insightful species lists. It contains 13,000 datasheets, including 2,800 detailed datasheets with distribution maps, images, identification, biology and ecology, pathways of introduction, impacts and management information.
Research that can help deliver insights and solutions towards the reduction of hunger, as targeted by SDG 2, is a major publishing focus of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme, whether in biotechnology or in geography, whether in agronomy or in economics, whether in nutrition or in international law. This hub presents a selection of books, journals and magazines content that highlights our commitment to addressing SDG 2.