Project reference: 2009-02
Editing the FFA website on forest pests and disease
Objective: The entire FFA website will be edited to ensure that all insect, micro–organism and host names are current and cross–referenced. Other information will be up–dated where appropriate.
Background: The FFA has built a new website, with assistance from the Sustainable Farming Fund and Scion, on the pests and diseases encountered in New Zealand’s forests. The information has been compiled from the complete archive of Scion’s Forest Health News, the Forest Pathology and the Forest and Timber Insects Leaflets, and other material drawn from miscellaneous reports. Review of the historical information has not been undertaken and as a result there are numerous instances of names of insects and micro–organisms that have been changed by taxonomists over the years. Host names may also have changed. Some other information about management practices has also been superseded.
This project aims to up–date the information on the website. The benefit will be a site that is an easily searchable and user–friendly information resource that is also accurate.
It is envisaged that replacing some of the images with those of better quality will be an ongoing process.