Crop Pest Management Course

This online course explores how to manage pests and pathogens through prevention, monitoring and direct control. 

What you will learn about: How to apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles for pest and disease management to real-world scenarios. 

  • Economic considerations
  • Bacteria
  • Oomycetes 
  • Fungi 
  • Insects & Mites 
  • Viruses 

Modules: 8

  • Module 1: Key concepts
  • Module 2: Economic decision making in farming
  • Modules 3-5: Control of bacteria, oomycetes and fungi
  • Module 6: The differences between insects and mites and their life stages
  • Module 7: Ideal conditions for viral pathogens
  • Module 8: Chemical application to crops.


  • Accessible: Access the materials online or download via our platform’s mobile app for use offline 
  • Flexible: Use the materials for step-by-step self-study or for “dipping in” to support a specific teaching or learning need 
  • Certification: Successful completion of a certification assessment brings a CABI Academy certificate 
  • Available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Bengali

Who is it for?

  • Agricultural extension workers 
  • Teachers and trainers in agricultural institutions and the workplace 
  • Plant health and agriculture students 

Anyone residing in the countries below may access the Crop Pest Diagnosis course for free. Register with the CABI Academy to access all the course modules. If your country or organisation does not have free access, you will need to purchase an annual Access Pass, which can be found on the CABI Academy. 

Countries with Free Access  

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Burundi, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia

How it works

  • Create a CABI Academy account 
  • Login to your account 
  • If your country or organisation has a subscription with CABI, go directly to the course. You will be able to access all the modules 
  • If your country or organisation does not have a subscription, you will need to purchase an annual Access Pass 

For help on how to use CABI Academy, contact

What you'll need

  • A smartphone, tablet or computer 
  • A stable internet connection to use the course online or enough internet to download the Moodle Mobile App to use the course offline 

The course is available via the Website and Moodle App via Google Play or iOS.

Please note the course will work best when accessed from up-to-date web browsers or when using the Moodle Mobile app (free for iOS iPhone/iPad or Android devices).

Why CABI created the Crop Pest Management Course

CABI designed the Crop Pest Management Course to support teachers, trainers and practitioners in agricultural education institutions and in the workplace. They provide interactive exercises and resources to help participants learn about diagnosing and managing pests & diseases. 

The materials work equally well for self-study, providing all the required information and context. 

We believe that digital media can complement other traditional forms of training to deliver high-quality, more accessible, self-paced and adaptive learning that will help learners acquire and implement skills to make them more productive.

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