Animal Movement Analysis, University of Florida, Department of Entomology & Nematology. Animal Movement Software: The Dynamic Animal Movement Analyzer (DAMA) analyzes the movement of a single animal, whereas the Multiple Animal Movement Analyzer (MAMA) records the movements of many animals in terms of video pixel changes in a cells of a grid. Available: Manuals, Software, Reviews, and contact.
Automatic Forecasting Systems (AFS) Inc., Hatboro. Forecasting and modelling software tools and products. Available: About AFS, products, demos, FAQs, forecasting links, support and services.
"Beet" - pest management simulation for a sugar beet crop, Centre for Computer-based Learning (CBL) in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES), University of Aberdeen. "Beet" uses sugar beet as a case study to enable students to gain experience of the issues and risks involved in executing a strategy for pesticide management in crop production. It is presented as a game in which players manage a beet crop on 40 hectares and can be given a variety of objectives, from maximising profits to minimising the environmental effects of pestidice use.
The BioNet Software Compendium; Teaching & Learning Technology Programme, Universities of Aberdeen and Leeds. Includes some programs which might be also of interest for plant pathologists: Biochemistry (chemical composition of cells, protein purification), Microbiology (bacterial growth), Molecular Biology and Genetics (Molecular Genetics of a virus) and Plant Science (plant virus identification, Plant virus tutorial)
Blight 2 - Model for the crop-pathosystem rice - bacterial leaf blight and sheath blight. BLIGHT is a combination model with sections on crop growth and development, and sections which account for the plant x disease interaction.
CD-ROM Titles in Entomology, compiled by j. VanDyk, Iowa State University. Each entry comes with a brief description on the content of the CD-ROM an Link(s) for further information or demonstration. From the list of CD-ROM titles: Arthropod Name Index, Beetle Larvae, Bugmatch Citrus, Butterflies of North America, Forest Insects and Their Damage Volumes I and II, Orthoptera of the Netherlands and many more.
Crop Protection Compendium, published by CAB International. The Crop Protection Compendium, which is available on CD-ROM, was developed as a relational database by CABI in cooperation with other Societies and Organizations. On the homepage you will find detailed information on the product, the history of the compendium, future developments, tips, how to order the compendium and feedback. In 'The First Product' you will find a demonstration of the compendium, which is a guided tour through what you will find on the CD. I had the chance to see the compendium working on a meeting last year and I really was impressed and I want everybody to invite to see the demo. It is a must for plant pathologists.
The DELTA System - DEscription Language for TAxonomy. The DELTA format is a flexible and powerful method of recording taxonomic descriptions for computer processing. It has been adopted as a standard for data exchange by the International Taxonomic Databases Working Group.
DET, developed by A. Meskauskas, Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania. Det is a free universal tool to develop branching tree and rule based expert system that gets conclusions from questions. The software accepts classic dichotomic tree-based keys for species determining. Multiple keys can be used at once. Available: detailed information on expert software, software download, free registration, examples and more information on the author (mathematical modelling) .
Diagnosis (Vers. 2.1) for Crop Protection. A joint project between Deptartment of Plant Science, Massey University, New Zealand and the Co-operative Research Centre for Tropical Pest Management, QLD, Australia. Diagnosis is a multimedia software package that aids in teaching the process of diagnosing crop problems. The user is presented with a problem scenario and must interrogate the program to diagnose the situation. Diagnosis is an interactive 'adventure game' for Plant Pathology. On this website you will find all information about this exciting approach. See some screenshots of the program, download one of the over 20 scenarios or get a free demo. This site gives also a good introduction to 'Diagnosis'. 'System Requirements' and a 'How to order' page are available. The new version 2.1 continous the the development of this interactive tool. Since its creation Diagnosis has become one of the milestones for interactive learning in plant pathology and the diagnosis of diseases especially for students. Teachers in Plant Pathology should not miss this website and fantastic program. This is a MUST!
Forest Insects and Their Damage, Photo CDs I+II. G. K. Douce, G. J. Lenhard, B. T. Watson and D. J. Moorhead, Southern Cooperatives Series Bulletin (SAAESD). 100 Images per Volume. A booklet with: Thumbnail photos of the images, Scientific and common names, Full descriptions of the images. Available Information: Features, 4H & FFA Cross References, Order Form, FAO & Tech Support, Work Group.
Insect and Insect-Related Software, developed by or in Cooperation with the University of Florida. Available Programs: Cockroaches (biology, ecology and control), CORE2 and CORE6 (applying pesticdes correctly), fleas (biology, ecology), MCRICKET (knowledgebase on Mole Crickets), URBAN (information for pests including turfgrass insects), Whitefly program, WITTS (urban pest control) and more.
IPMP 2.0 - Integrated Pest Management on Peppermint. Department of Entomology & Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. This is a DEMO. Available Information: Installation, Overview of IPMP, identification of insects, weather data for IPMP models, life cycle & control of pepermint pests, Sampling & Decision Calculator, Biological Control Menu, table of insecticides/costs, references.
Orthoptera DB: Taxonomy and Collection Manager. "Orthoptera DB 2.0" is a relational database manager designed primarily for entomologists and it is shareware. you will get information on the program and its features. You can download the program.
Oxford Soil-Plant-Microbe Models, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Simulation models for the study of complex soil processes and soil-plant-microbial interactions. Available: (1) Claassen-Barber model of mineral nutrient uptake from soil by a growing root system, (2) Loss of carbon from roots via soluble exudation, (3) Movement of organic acids released from a plant root. Models can be downloaded from this server and help files are available.
PEST: Model-Independent Parameter Estimation, Watermark Computing, Corinda, Australia. PEST is a software package that can be used with any pre-existing model for data interpretation or model calibration. The latest version includes SESAN, a model-independent sensitivity analyzer. Available: Detailed information on the different software modules, utilities, GMS utilities, an example with images, how to order and links. You can also dowwnload PESTLITE, the free version of PEST.
Pesticide rate calculation and unit conversion software (PESTCALC dB), developed by AGOSoft Systems. A program for DOS, Windows 3.1 or Windows95. Features: Rate Calculation, concentration calculation for Plant Growth Regulators, volumetric calculation...Available Information: FAQs about PESTCALC dB, Tutorials for PESTCALC dB, Concentration Calculation, Record Keeper. All tutorials with screenshots and detailed examples. Links to related resources.
Resampling Software for Validation of Sampling Plans (RVSP), S.E. Naranjo (Western Cotton Research Laboratory, WCRL) and W.D. Hutchison (Dep. of Entomology, Univ. of Minnesota). Full RVSP documentation, downloadable zip-file. RVSP is a computer program designed specifically for the analysis and validation of commonly used sample plans. Enumarative and binomial sampling plans.
Scientific Software, maintained by J. A. Byers, SLU Alnarp, Swedish University of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection, Alnarp, Sweden. Software for (1) Scientific Reference Management, (2) Spatial Distribution and Territoriality, (3) Taxonomy (Key to Grasshoppers or Bark Beetles), (4) Experimental Design and Sampling, (5) Simulation of Animal Population Movement (e. g. Insects Searching for Mates, Host Plant Finding, Trapping of Insects and others), and (6) Isolation of Synergistic Chemicals. Programmes can be downloaded. For each programme the reference is given and the abstracts are available on-line. A highly usefull resource especially for entomologists. Tip in this section.
Simulation Software, WWW-Server for Ecological Modelling, University of Kassel (GhK), Germany. From this server you get information about available simulation software on the web. The list is maintained by J. Benz ( Faculty of Agriculture, International Rural Development and Environmental Protection). You will find links to software like: Swarm (a general purpose simulation software package), PEST (Parameter Estimation for any Model) or STELLA.
Software for Pest Management, compiled by the Cooperative Research Center (CRC) for Tropical Pest Management. Available Software: Interactive taxonomic key & builder (Luc1D), BugMatch Cotton & Citrus: A decision support system for cotton & citrus growers and consultants, CLIMEX for Windows Version 1.0: A climate matching program for predicting species distribution. Further information on software available soon and software under development.
Software Sources, provided by Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at George Mason University. Tools and Software Packages for Biology Research. The lists include Molecular Biology Software, DELTA - DEscription Language for Taxonomy, Gene Modeller, POPULUS - Population Biology Teaching Software, NDB - Nucleic Database ... and many more. Most of the software packages is not primarily related to plant pathology.
Statistical Software from Kovach Computing Service (KCS), Anglesey, Wales. This WWW page provides customer support and information for the KCS line of inexpensive and easy to use statistical software. You can get the latest shareware versions of various statistical software or of population dynamics simulation. Links to other statistical pages. KCS consulting service. Order KCS software.
Teaching Plant Pathology (TPP), is an electronic journal dedicated to the needs of those who teach plant pathology. Edited by P. A. Arneson, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University. Peer reviewed Items: Applescab (computer simulation for Venturia inaequalis), Curaçao (simulates the sterile insect release method of insect population suppression), Resistan (simulates the spray application of fungicides), Lateblight (simulates the development of the fungus Phytophthora infestans) ... and more. The programs listed here are downloadable. Also available: unreviewed items on disease management. Electronic textbooks.
TSP Software - Cooperative Extension Solutions, Germantown, MD, USA. TSP Software is developing and supporting Plant Diagnositic Laboratory software. "PClinic for Windows" is a database information system that tracks information regarding samples sent to a diagnostic laboratory for pathogen analysis and identification. Additionally, PClinic for Windows can produce a variety of administrative and statistical reports allowing diagnositicians and lab administrators to quickly and easily satisfy budgetary, productivity, and data analysis questions and/or concerns. You can download a demo and get sample screens of PClinic. Available: General information, news, customer list, links and feedback.
Turfgrass Diseases: Diagnosis and Management, by G.L. Schumann & J.D. MacDonald, published by APS. Get help identifying and managing more than 65 turfgrass diseases and disease agents from this interactive CD-ROM with material from the "Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases". Available Information: About the CD-ROM, the features of the program, about the authors, system requirements, ordering information.
WeedSOFT is a portfolio of easy to-use computer programs. Provide by weed scientists from the University of Nebraska. The program is divided into three parts: (1) The Advisor: A diagnostic & analytic decision support system to help you select the best management solution to your specific weed problem, (2) WeedView: Picture Database for Easy Weed Identification, (3) EnviroFX: Alerts You to Potential Environmental Issues. Also available: A slide show and more in the future.
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