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Pest and Disease Image Library

The Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL) is an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with Museum Victoria, Plant Health Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre.

PaDIL includes the Plant Biosecurity Toolbox (PBT), which provides detailed, web-based diagnostic information to assist with the rapid identification of exotic plant pests and diseases in the event of an incursion.
The comprehensive resources of the toolbox include:

  • Information on biology and taxonomy of the pest
  • Diagnostic morphological, biochemical and molecular tests
  • Images of the pest, host symptoms and damage.

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Published: 17 June, 2024

Date added: 12 March, 2024