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​​​About the APS Image Database





Subscribe today for just $67 (members pay​ $57)!

Subscribing is easy! Just go to the Image Database and click 'subscribe'!

The American Phytopathological Society processes thousands of scientifically peer-reviewed images showing disease symptoms, pests, and other disorders associated with plants and crops through its book- and journal-publishing programs. APS images are useful for teaching, training, and diagnostics. Over the years, APS images have been made available via APS PRESS slide sets, videodisc technology, image CDs, and now through the online ​APS Image Database.

Images in the APS Image Database are tagged with descriptive metadata, including pathogen and host scientific binomials and common names, all featured in a robust search engine. The images include captions when available, along with contributor/photographer names and citations that are also searchable. The APS Image Database is curated by the APS PRESS Editorial Board and is expected to build into tens of thousands of disease, pest, and disorder images online.

The APS Image Database is available by personal subscription access. Subscriptions include personal access and specific rights to use the scientifically peer-reviewed images and descriptive fact sheets for your teaching, extension, and diagnostic needs while subscribed. Permission to use APS images for commercial and other uses in books, brochures, and other media is available on a potential fee basis, separate from subscription access.

All images are available for browsing, but once subscribed, users have immediate access to images in multiple resolutions that are watermark free. Subscribers may download the image and accompanying fact sheet when they are signed in with their user name and password.

The APS Image Database includes nearly 7,000 images from APS PRESS books including peer-reviewed images in the Compendium of Plant Disease Series, covering diseases, pests, and disorders of the following hosts:

  • Alfalfa
  • Apple
  • Azalea
  • Bean
  • Beet
  • Blueberry
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chickpea
  • Celery
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Cranberry
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Grape
  • Hop
  • Horseradish
  • Lentil
  • Lettuce
  • Lingonberry
  • Mustard greens
  • Oilseed/Rape
  • Onion
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Rhododendron
  • Rutabaga
  • Soybean
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower
  • Sweetpotato
  • Tomato
  • Turfgrasses
  • Turnip greens
  • Wheat​
  • Plus more almost 1,000 bacterial disease images from a multitude of hosts

More image collections will be added soon, including...

  • Raspberry
  • Rice
  • Conifer

More to Come

In addition to image sets from the APS PRESS Compendium of Plant Disease Series and other APS PRESS books, the APS Image Database will include images from journal articles and other APS sources, including private collections of members of the society. In the future, the database will deliver videos and more.

Subscribe today, and access to the Image Database
is only $67 (members are $57​)​!

Just go to the Image Database and click 'subscribe'!

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