Sweetpotato DiagNotes is a
comprehensive tool for sweetpotato management, providing information
across the disciplines of plant pathology, crop nutrition,
entomology and pest management, all integrated in a single expert
It is intended to help extension workers,
students, farmers and others to identify problems in sweetpotato
crops, and to easily access information on the crop and its
Sweetpotato DiagNotes is unique in
combining cross-disciplinary information together with
state-of-the-art interactive key technology, incorporating a number
of new features to make the product user-friendly at the same time
as being a highly flexible and powerful diagnostic tool.
Starting with general questions, the key automatically supplies the
most relevant questions depending on the user's responses.
Symptom descriptions are illustrated to assist with interpretation.
Basic instructions and tips are included in the key, so there is
usually no need to refer to a tutorial or help file.
Users wishing to find information on a
particular problem, pathogen or pest, or on aspects of sweetpotato
management, can do so easily through the Home Page, without running
Sweetpotato DiagNotes can be accessed either by internet or by CD.
If you have accessed the key on internet but find that your
connection is too slow, you may
to request a CD.
CDs will be provided free of charge to developing country users.
has three main features:
interactive key based on
Lucid3 software, and requiring Java Virtual Machine.
Before starting the key for the first time, click the "Java
Check" button from the home page to see if your computer has the
required software, and download the Java
software if required.
sheets on each of the problem causes contained in the key,
including photographs and references.
information about the crop,
its botany, ecology and management.
as a collaborative project of the Centre for Biological Information Technology (CBIT),
The University of Queensland in Australia,
in the Philippines and the International Potato Center (CIP).
An international network of experts has authored and reviewed fact
sheets and contributed to field testing.
project was funded by the Australian Centre for International
Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
the fact sheets