IPNI Crop Nutrient Deficiency Image Collection

This collection provides a comprehensive assortment of hundreds of classic cases of crop nutrient deficiency documented from research plots and farm fields located around the world. IPNI would like to thank our contributors; many are agricultural researchers, extension staff, crop scouts, and farmers. You’ll find over 580 images intuitively grouped according to the three nutrient types required for plant growth (i.e., primary, secondary, and micronutrient). Image galleries and search results can be narrowed by available crop-type. Text and diagrammatic descriptions of nutrient deficiency are also available as supporting information.

List of crops currently in the collection:
alfalfa, almond, apple, avocado, banana, barley, basil, bean, bermudagrass, bitter gourd, blueberry, cabbage, cashew, cassava, castor, cauliflower, celery, cherry, chestnut, chickpea, cinnamon, citrus, clover, cluster bean, cocoa, coconut, coffee, cotton, cowpea, crabgrass, cucumber, eggplant (bringal), flax, forage, ginger, grape, grapefruit, green gram, groundnut, guava, kudzu, lemon, lentil, lettuce, mahogany, maize, mandarin, mango, mustard, oat, oil palm, onion, passion fruit, pea, peach, peanut, pearl millet, pecan, pepper, plum, potato, radish, rapeseed (canola), rice, river birch, rubber, sorghum, soybean, sugarbeet, sugarcane, sunflower, sweet potato, taro, tobacco, tomato, turf, turmeric, watermelon, wheat, yam

Languages included:
English (EN)
Español (Spanish, ES)
Français (French, FR)
Português (Portuguese, PT)
Русский (Russian, RU)
中國的 (Chinese-Mandarin, ZH)

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Note: The Image Collection is only available in USB Flash Drive format.

Would you like to contribute to this collection?
The photos were collected from research plots, farm fields, plantations, diagnostic labs, and other sources. Some came from an annual contest which IPNI conducts each year, where photos of documented deficiencies are submitted by crop advisers, researchers, extension workers, crop scouts, farmers, students, and others. For more information about the photo contest, please visit: http://www.ipni.net/photocontest


Q: How do I view the image collection?
A: Insert the USB Drive in to your computer. Go to "my computer" and choose your USB Drive. Double-click on the file named start.html.

Q: I found the images, but there are no descriptions. Where are the descriptions?
A: Insert the USB Drive in to your computer. Go to "my computer" and choose your USB Drive. Double-click on the file named start.html.

Q: The USB Drive is connected, but I don't see it listed under My Computer.
A: If your computer is very old, it will not be able to read large USB Drives of 4GB or more. You will need to use a modern computer.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You must have a modern Mac or PC, and a web browser.

Microsoft WindowsApple Macintosh
Windows7 SP1, or laterMac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite (or later)
Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion

Web Browsers for Microsoft WindowsWeb Browsers for Apple Macintosh
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, or later-
Mozilla Firefox 36, or laterMozilla Firefox 36, or later
Google Chrome 39, or laterGoogle Chrome 39, or later
-Apple Safari 8.0.3, or later

Q: Is there a recommended web browser for viewing this image collection?
A: Yes. For the best viewing experience use Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.

Q: I am using Internet Explorer. After opening start.html, I can see the welcome page, but the menu does not work.
A: Internet Explorer users may notice a security warning.

Look at the bottom of your screen. If you see the message "Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts...",
then click the button "Allow blocked content".

Look at the top of your screen. If you see the message "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this web page from running...",
then click that link to continue loading the page.

If you do not see these messages, click the REFRESH button in your web browser.

For the best viewing experience, you should download a modern web browser.
Please visit Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome.