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Crop Pest Diagnosis

Students on the Crop Pest Diagnosis online course will gain an understanding of the hands-on skills needed for field-based diagnosis of plant pests. It is based on CABI’s established methodology for diagnosis, used by thousands of Plant Doctors all over the world.

Crop Pest Diagnosis

Modules: 5
What you will learn about: Users will gain skills to identify new and emerging crop threats, symptom identification and causes of biotic and abiotic plant health problems.

• Identify symptoms
• Considering nutrient deficiencies
• Diagnostic practice exercises
• Understanding causes
• Insects and mites

Who the course is for: teachers and trainers in agricultural education institutions and in the workplace.

Getting started on the CABI Academy

•  Create a CABI Academy account

• Login to your account

• If your country or organisation has a subscription with CABI, go directly to the course. You will be able to access all the modules

• If your country or organisation does not have a subscription, you will need to purchase an annual Access Pass

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• Accessible: Access the materials online or download via our platform’s mobile app for use offline

• Flexible: Use the materials for step-by-step self-study or for “dipping in” to support a specific teaching or learning need

• Badges: Receive completion badges to share on social media

• Certification: Successful completion of a certification assessment brings a CABI Academy certificate


Students can gain CABI Academy certificates in three levels.

• Foundation: For those new to the subject area and working under supervision

Practitioner: For those with some experience in the subject area, who wish to demonstrate they are able to work with minimal supervision

• Advanced: For those with experience in the subject area and want to demonstrate their ability to take a lead

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