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ISF recommends that companies worldwide use these codes in catalogues and other communication with customers.

One of the goals of the seed industry is the consistent use of terminology. To support this ISF proposes pest codes for pests affecting vegetable crops.

See latest update (November 2022): pest codes for vegetable crops

The pest codes of cereal crops are no longer updated; it is only informative.

The codes are reviewed at regular intervals to verify the correctness of the information provided and an updated version is posted online every year. As an aid to seed companies in major non-English speaking countries common names of diseases affecting vegetable crops in Dutch, French, Japanese and Spanish have also been listed.

See: compiled pest codes table

Guidelines for Coding Pests of Vegetable and Cereal Crops