Educational Websites

APS Education Center provides a central site for the presentation of peer-reviewed instructional publications and resources for plant pathology and closely related disciplines. This site includes materials for students, instructors, and continuing education.

Plant Pathology: Past to Present is an illustrated storybook describing the origin, relevance and science of plant pathology.The story unfolds as if told by Anton deBary, father of plant pathology, and is suitable for elementary and secondary students to adults.  This link will take you to the storybook, which is hosted by the American Phytopathological Society. (Select “Education and Learning” and then “Plant Pathology: Past Present, an illustrated storybook).

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) (the Canada site).  “Agriculture in the Classroom programs across Canada build an awareness and an understanding of sustainable agriculture and food systems by providing educational programs and resources to  students and teachers.” This website presents the AITC programs of individual provinces, and contains numerous Resource Listings for Teachers, often presenting the information according to the age of students, type of crops, etc.

Fact Sheet Series on Pesticides by Farm Food Care (select link to Pesticides under “Fact Sheets”).  A new fact sheet series on agricultural pesticide use and related issues is now available. This series augments the previously developed Biotechnology & Agriculture resources, and will help to explain how and why pesticides are used in food production as well as the steps taken by Canada’s regulators and by farmers themselves to ensure safe and responsible use.

Wisconsin Fast Plants were developed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the plant research program of Professor Paul H. Williams. First used by research scientists in the laboratory, Fast Plants, are now used in classrooms around the world as a model tool for hands-on, investigative science.

The Great Plant Escape. (Grades 4-5).  Help Detective Leplant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life!

The Plant Detective. (Elementary).  The Plant Detective is an interactive presentation describing the different parts of a plant, introducing topics such as reproduction, photosynthesis, and adaptation.

Diagnosing Plant Diseases (Middle to senior level).  Diagnosing plant disease is as much an art as it is a science, and requires that you develop mindset like a detective.

Regular updates in education from American Phytopathological (Plant Disease) Society (All ages).  Includes free email updates.

Mission to Mars. Growing Seeds in Space (Grades 3-6 and 8-10).  Learn about survival in space and on Mars by participating in Tomatosphere, a unique and exciting educational experience for students.

Pesticides, Your Questions Answered. ‐ This section explains what pesticides are, why they are used and the regulatory system that controls their use.


Natural Resources Canada

Forest Pathology in Canada.


Find a Plant Pathologist

World directory of plant pathologists – Searchable database on ISPP website


Biology Resources

The Biology Browser – a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.


Crop Protection Products

Chemical Industry Supplier Registry


International Agencies

Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI)  
Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO)
United Nations (UN)


Governments on the WWW

Governments on the WWW – Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the Internet


Government of Canada

Government of Canada  – Including access to electronic and internet directories



Cambridge Journals 
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 
Fungal Biology Reviews (Mycologist) 
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions     
Molecular Plant Pathology 
Mycological Research   
Plant Disease 
Plant Health Progress 
Trends in Plant Science


Regulatory Agencies

Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Agence Canadienne d’Inspection des Aliments (CFIA)
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)

PMRA Label Search  
USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service APHIS USDA


Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
International Society for Pest Information
IPM Access  

IPMnet & IPMnet News 
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Pesticide Database 


Plant Resources

Maize Genetics & Genomics Database
Garden Forever 


Plant Pathology Resources

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures
Common Plant Diseases from SimplyGardenFurniture
Database of Agriculturally Important Fungi (USDA-ARS)
Internet Directory for Botany
New Zealand National Herbarium Network
Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book – A world-wide collection of web sites for plant pathologists.
Texas Plant Disease Handbook
Univ.Alberta Microfungus Collection & Herbarium (UAMH)     


Molecular Plant Pathology Resources

National Genetic Resources Guide
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

DNA Databank of Japan (DDBJ)