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Queensland Pasture Selection Tool

A pasture selection tool.

Posted By: Mr. Stuart Brown Last Updated: Nov 10, 2008 Views: 3174
Key Author(s): Stuart Brown Key Publisher: CSIRO Key Version: 1.0
Relhania and Macowania groups

Key to the southern African genera in the Relhania and Macowania groups in the tribe Gnaphalieae (Antithrixia, Arrowsmithia, Comborhiza, Leysera, Macowania, Nestlera, Oedera, Relhania, Rhynchopsidium and Rosenia)

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Feb 22, 2012 Views: 4062
Key Author(s): M. Koekemoer Key Version: 1.0
Rice Doctor

Rice Doctor is an interactive tool for extension workers, students, researchers and other users who want to learn and diagnose pest, disease, and other problems that can occur in rice; and how to manage them.

This product has been developed by an international team involving –

  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • Lucid team at the Identic Pty Ltd.
  • Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippines
  • Research Institute for Rice, Indonesia

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has contributed funding for the research, development, and production of this product.

This interactive tool allows users to diagnose or at least make a short list of possible problems occurring in a rice crop. The key covers over 90 pests and diseases and other disorders. The combination of text descriptions and images helps users in the process of diagnosing their problems.

Fact sheets on each possible disorder provide brief descriptions of the signs and symptoms of specific problems, together with details of any available management options. A keyword search function enables users to directly access specific fact sheets. For further information on these disorders, users can link to full fact sheets on the IRRI Rice Knowledge Bank website.

Mobile App versions of this key are also available or Android and iOS.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Jan 21, 2016 Views: 2444
Key Author(s): IRRI, UQ, PhilRice, Research Institute for Rice (Indonesia) Key Publisher: Identic Key Version: 1.1
Rice weed key

This is a test key - please send any comments regarding any problems in accessing this key or in the content of this key to - G.Norton@cbit.uq.edu.au.

Posted By: Prof. Geoff Norton Last Updated: Jun 30, 2008 Views: 3515
Key Author(s): To be advised
Seedlings of invasive plants

Introduction

This key helps to identify seedlings of invasive plants, so plants can be recognized in an early stage of development. The species included are those of invasive terrestrial plants and/or plants which are introduced as weeds in imported potplants.

A total of 92 species is included. All features are illustrated with botanical drawings so that no knowledge of botanical terms is needed, basic knowledge of plant morphology, however, is helpful. The keys link to complete species descriptions on the Q-bank – Plants website. All species are well illustrated by photographs showing distinguishing characteristics or invaded sites. Several species are also treated in the Key to the invasive terrestrial plants and/or the Key to the Weeds in bonsai plants. This key is also available in French and Dutch.

EPPO-Q-bank

EPPO-Q-bank covers the following organism groups that contain quarantine organisms:

  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Invasive Plants
  • Nematodes
  • Arthropods
  • Phytoplasma’s
  • Viruses and viroids

The databases are managed by EPPO – the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization and curated by internationally known specialists and contain specimen-based information including molecular data. The website offers the possibility to blast, in single- or multi-locus mode, sequences for identification.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: May 22, 2019 Views: 20151
Key Author(s): C. Tomas & H. Duistermaat, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands Key Publisher: Lucidcentral.org Key Version: September 2017
Seeds of invasive plants

Introduction

This key is an identification tool for seeds of invasive plants. The choice of species was based on an extensive survey of seeds and seed mixtures in trade, where the seeds of these invasive species were found as contamination.

A total of 143 species is included. All features are illustrated with botanical drawings so that no knowledge of botanical terms is needed, basic knowledge of plant morphology, however, is helpful. The keys link to complete species descriptions on the Q-bank – Plants website. All species are well illustrated by photographs showing distinguishing characteristics or invaded sites. This key is also available in French and Dutch.

EPPO-Q-bank

EPPO-Q-bank covers the following organism groups that contain quarantine organisms:

  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Invasive Plants
  • Nematodes
  • Arthropods
  • Phytoplasma’s
  • Viruses and viroids

The databases are managed by EPPO – the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization and curated by internationally known specialists and contain specimen-based information including molecular data. The website offers the possibility to blast, in single- or multi-locus mode, sequences for identification.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: May 22, 2019 Views: 20746
Key Author(s): Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis (section NHN), Leiden & the Plant Protection Service, Wageningen Key Publisher: Lucidcentral.org Key Version: September 2017
Soil Microarthropods

This is a key to the major lineages (Classes and Orders) of soil-inhabiting microarthropods. For our purposes this means that arthropods < 1 cm in length as adults are included.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Jun 1, 2011 Views: 11451
Key Author(s): David Walter and Heather Proctor Key Publisher: The University of Queensland Key Version: v1.0
South Australian Pasture Selection key

Key for South Australia

Posted By: Mr. Stuart Brown Last Updated: Oct 22, 2008 Views: 3492
Key Author(s): Stuart Brown Key Publisher: CSIRO Key Version: 1.0
Spider mite species of Australia (including key exotic southeast Asian pest species)

About the key

This interactive key provides diagnostics for all the species of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) previously recorded in Australia, based mostly on literature records. Several species collected in Australia, but not yet recorded in the literature, are also included (manuscript in prep). In addition, a few select exotic species from south east Asia of concern to Australia’s biosecurity have also been included, and are indicated by ^^ after the species name. Where possible, the diagnostics (images and data) presented in this key were taken from direct examination of the type specimens. A detailed fact sheet has been provided for nearly all species treated. Australian voucher specimens have not been examined for all species treated in this key, and some records are in need of further investigation.

Note well: voucher specimens were not examined for all species treated in this key, and that several groups of species cannot be separated, but this may change with updates. For example, all the Bryobia species listed cannot be separated from each other, and the members of the Oligonychus ununguis species group are notoriously difficult to separate. When this occurs, unfortunately, the key will continue to present you with character state options, even though no further resolution is possible. In these cases, you must rely on examining the fact sheets for each of the remaining taxa. In addition, there are a few species with various taxonomic issues, for example Tetranychus lambi, where there are possibly two species represented in the type series, and as such, separating that taxon cleanly is not possible as certain character features have multiple character states present.

Note also: that the key opens with female characters only. As characters are selected, the relevant male characters will open for the user to see.

Please contact the author (jenny.beard@qm.qld.gov.au) if you have any issues with the key not working, or suggestions for improvement etc.

Funding

Development of this key has been funded under the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness and Developing Northern Australia white papers, the government’s plans for stronger farmers, a stronger economy and a safe, secure Australia.

Acknowledgements

Immense thanks go to Ronald Ochoa & Debbie Creel of USNM (Beltsville, USA) for the loan of many critical specimens (including types) and for hosting me in the USNM for several months. Further thanks go to Jeremy Carlo Naredo of MNH (Laguna, The Philippines), Alain Migeon of CBGP (Montferrier-sur-Lez, France), and Jan Beccaloni of NHM (London, UK) for the loan of critical specimens, including many types. I also wish to thank Owen Seeman of QM (Brisbane, Australia), Jurgen Otto of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Sydney, Australia), Frederic Beaulieu of CNC (Ottawa, Canada), Andrew Manners (Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), and Jamie Davies DPIPWE (New Town, Tasmania, Australia) for useful comments of draft versions of the key and fact sheets.

Author

Jennifer J Beard, Queensland Museum (http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/)

Version

v1.0 December 2018

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Dec 22, 2018 Views: 759
Key Author(s): Jennifer J Beard, Queensland Museum Key Publisher: Lucidcentral.org Key Version: v1.0 December 2018
Staphylinidae Subfamilies of North America North of Mexico

The rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) are the largest beetle family with over 52,000 species worldwide. The family is divided into 32 subfamilies, 26 of which are found in the new world. The purpose of this key is to facilitate identification of adult North American staphylinids to subfamily.

The key is largely based on Moore and Legner (1979), Newton et al. (2001), and O’Keefe (2001).

Questions, comments, corrections, etc. should be emailed to Mike at  spongymeosphyll@gmail.com.

Posted By: Site Admin Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015 Views: 2739
Key Author(s): Michael L. Ferro, Margaret K. Thayer, Alfred F. Newton, Jr., and Jong-Seok Park. Key Version: 1.0
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