Biological Threats To Your Crops

Emerging Diseases/Pests and Your Crops

Crop diseases and pests are one of the top concerns for any farmer or producer. Knowing what pests and diseases are common in your area, and how to prevent and control them, is the best way to minimize damages.

Emerging and High Consequence Diseases Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Crop Biosecurity and Emergency Management
Website on USDA APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program in areas of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Also includes links to more information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Crop Diseases
Website with links to publications covering diseases of sorghum, corn, alfalfa, wheat, beans, sunflowers, clover, rice, cotton, and others.
University of Missouri Extension
Crop Insect Pests
Website with links to publications concerning crop insect pests, such as worms, mites, maggots, caterpillars, weevils, nematodes, and others.
University of Missouri Extension
Pest Detection
Provides lists of pests of national concern from the years 2004 to 2010, and lists of additional pests of concern for 2009 and 2010
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)
Pest Tracker
Homepage of the National Agricultural Pest Information System, containing links to specific crop pests, life cycles, methods of control and distribution maps.
National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS)
Plant Diseases and Disorders, Plant Pests, and Weeds
List of articles from the National Agricultural Library covering a wide variety of plant disease-related topics.
USDA National Agricultural Library (USDA NAL)
Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs
USDA's website containing links to information about a variety of plant pests and how to control them.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS)

Additional Web Resources

Crop Resources

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