CABI is providing two weeks free access to its Crop Pest Diagnosis online course to encourage knowledge expansion on healthy plants – supporting students and plant health specialists during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Registrants can benefit from the course online, or using an app. It is designed to support extension workers and plant doctors directly, as well as teachers and trainers in agricultural education institutions and the workplace.

Around 40% of crops worldwide are lost to pests – putting the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers and global food security at risk. CABI is helping to mitigate these challenges through its expertise in plant health and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) using more sustainable biological controls where possible.

The Crop Pest Diagnosis course features 15 hours of training across five modules, over 400 knowledge checks and 1,000 images for symptom recognition. The course supports field-based diagnosis using the Diagnostic Field Guide and covers pathogens, pests and nutrient deficiencies. It complements another interactive course, Crop Pest Management, which is also available through the CABI Academy.

Get your two weeks’ free access

To start enjoying free access to the Crop Pest Diagnosis course, follow these simple steps:

• Create an account here
• Confirm your email address by clicking on the link sent to your email
• Go to the Crop Pest Diagnosis course
• Look for the Enrolment key box under the heading: Temporary open enrolment (2 weeks free access) [see screenshot below]

• Enter the key: CoronaVirus and click/tap on Enrol me
• Start working through the course

For more information about the Crop Pest Diagnosis and Crop Pest Management courses visit the CABI Academy


  1. V V Ramamurthy on 23rd April 2020 at 10:10 am

    Must be passed onto all professional society members involved in crop protection

  2. Hudson Wamalwa on 26th April 2020 at 10:46 am

    Best for us now

  3. Farial Goher zulfiqar on 29th April 2020 at 11:54 am

    I am interested

  4. Aklima Akter on 6th May 2020 at 3:50 pm

    I like cabi Academy

  5. Manoj Sharma on 7th May 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I could not able to complete my 15 hrs online training on Crop Pest Diagnosis course it was almost on last module, I request you to extend my session at least for additional one or two day to complete my whole course by providing the access to this course.

  6. Anil Bhandari on 20th May 2020 at 9:06 am

    Iam interested

  7. Jared Yair De La Torriente Gutierrez on 16th June 2020 at 3:49 am

    how can i have access to the online training ? thank you

  8. aisha lakhani on 18th February 2021 at 7:43 am

    Very informative, these kind of write-ups are necessary to acquire health related knowledge and consciousness. Health should be uncompromised on whatever it takes.

  9. aisha lakhani on 18th February 2021 at 8:07 am

    Great article, much obliged for the share.

Leave a Reply

Related News & Blogs

CABI and Higher Education Commission to enhance learning in agriculture and biosciences in Pakistan

CABI and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate on enhancing the quality of education and academic excellence within the domains of agriculture and biosciences. The two organizations will w…

18 December 2023