The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The programme PROTA is an initiative of Wageningen University, Netherlands. In cooperation with institutes in Africa and Europe, the programme intends to survey, compile, edit, publish and disseminate existing knowledge on some 7000 useful plants of Tropical Africa. (...) The PROTA databank is the basic output of the programme which will ultimately comprise: 6,000-8,000 newly made review articles on the useful plants of Tropical Africa following a standardized format; a unified literature list with an estimated 200,000 references; an estimated 15,000 photographs and drawings; 2,500 geographic distribution maps. ... [Information of the supplier]
The database contains fully referenced, detailed information on how Māori used plants to survive in New Zealand, particularly before the arrival of Europeans. Material relating to later economic uses of native plants is recorded too, though generally not on timber uses and the kauri gum trade. Fungi and seaweeds are included, and there are references to some Pacific plants, such as Pandanus, that have links to Māori culture. Also included are pertinent references on traditional resource rights and intellectual property claims relating to plant uses by indigenous peoples. The information is taken from the written record, mostly published (books, articles, newspapers) and some unpublished (such as manuscripts and letters). Sources are noted for each item. Information is generally recorded as written in the source material, without interpretation. Editorial comment is sometimes made for clarification. ... [Information of the supplier]
The International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIP) seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources in the Andes and other mountain areas. ... [Information of the supplier]
We are pleased to announce the 25th International Eucarpia Symposium - Ornamentals Section which will take place on 28 June – 2 July, 2015 at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Melle, Belgium, close to Ghent. "Crossing borders", the central theme of the symposium, expresses our intention to go beyond traditional ornamental plant breeding. Recent boosts in fundamental knowledge offers opportunities for ornamentals. Interaction and discussion between plant breeders and scientists create new ideas. ... [Information of the supplier]
"Ouvrages et articles anciens", a part of the Pl@ntNet project is dedicated to the digitisation of literature, particular from the time before Linnaeus and related to crops. Access to such documents is often difficult, because the books and manuscripts are rare or very hard to find in catalogues. While the Internet and the digitisation of historical works make advances, finding valuable resources here is not easy. The "Ouvrages et articles anciens" project coordinates a wiki that provides access through digitisation and translation of texts in web sites, and the indexing of links to digitised items. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
NParks FloraWeb has been created to cater to the growing horticultural awareness and interest amongst people in Singapore in acquiring more information on plants. This plant database aims to be the source of reference for all who are interested in horticulture and landscaping - ranging from novice gardeners and students to keen enthusiasts and professionals in the field. Originally based on the information compiled in our popular publication '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore', the content available in NParks FloraWeb is mainly pictorial, with brief information represented by icons that describe plant characteristics, growth requirements, uses and so on. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Special Collections of Wageningen UR Library has among others an international collection of approximately 35.000 catalogues of nurseries specialised in ornamental plants, bulbs and trees. Also catalogues on fruit, vegetables and agricultural crops and seeds are available. Besides a large collection of catalogues from the Netherlands and other European countries, there are also collections from South-Africa, New-Zealand, Australia, North and South America, Japan and other non-European countries. These catalogues are valuable for historical plant research on (agro)cultural biodiversity, the history of plant breeding and for the reconstruction of contemporary planting in historic gardens and parks. The collection consists of two parts. The oldest and rarest nursery catalogues from 1612 onwards are described and placed among our book collections. The majority is a separte collection described as serial publications by nursery companies. Both can be found together in the Special Collections Catalogue. ... [Information of the supplier]
The IRRI Library is responsible for maintaining the Rice Bibliography. Whereas the library catalogue contains a large collection of books and journals of interest to scientists researching rice or rice-related topics, the Rice Bibliography is a comprehensive bibliography of all books and articles directly pertaining to rice. It endeavours to include all articles and books relating to rice in the world, and is the world's largest and most complete source of scientific information about rice with almost 8,000 new references added each year. All articles pertaining to rice are sought out for the Rice Bibliography and IRRI Library acquires copies of the article whether or not it holds the particular serial in its collection. Over the years the Rice Bibliography has been mounted on a total of four software packages. The version on the screen before you contains references from 1970 onwards. Older references, a few going back to the mid-18th century, are available for searching at IRRI Library. ... [Information of the supplier]
Aboca Bibliotheca Antiqua allows you to consult online rare and precious ancient volumes containing marvelous plates depicting a wide array of the most utilized herbal medicinals. Our indexes let you list the books by Title, Author or Subject. [Information of the supplier]
The Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is a German federal research facility and an independent federal authority based in Quedlinburg. The JKI has 1200 employees, 300 of which are scientists, in Quedlinburg, Braunschweig, Berlin and Kleinmachnow in multiple institutes as well as Bernkastel-Kues, Darmstadt, Dresden-Pillnitz, Dossenheim, Groß Lüsewitz, Münster and Siebeldingen. Other than the 15 institutes, there are units that provide support: the “Information Centre and Library” and Central Data Processing at four JKI locations as well as administration. The JKI is responsible for the entire “cultivated plants” protection target. This responsibility includes the fields of plant genetics, crop production, plant nutrition and soil science as well as plant protection and plant health. This allows the JKI to develop holistic approaches for all plant cultivation, from plant production to plant care. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]