Spotlight on China

Lucid keys have been and are being developed by local authors in over 176 countries. One country that has developed a number of Lucid keys in the past few years is China; Lucid is used in over 50 organisations and government departments. One standout Lucid key developer is Dr Xiaobin Zhang at the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province), who is providing support for the development of a range of Lucid keys on various agricultural topics within China.

Bamboo Pests Lucid App splash screenBamboo Pests Lucid App interface screen

One recent project that Dr Zhang has participated in involves collaboration with colleagues at Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University to develop a key for the identification of bamboo pests in China. This key has recently been released and is the first Lucid Mobile identification app that has been developed in China.

The free app is currently only available for Android smartphones and tablets and can be downloaded from Google Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucidcentral.mobile.bamboo_pests&hl=en

Another, Lucid key that is available online has been developed by the Zhejiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to provide quarantine staff with support in identifying intercepted wood borers (Pissodes spp).

Wood Borers ChinaWood borer fact sheet China

Other Lucid keys developed in China include –

  • The Identification of pests of Camellia sinensis, the seeds of which are used to produce Tea Seed Oil
    [Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University]
  • An identification tool for small fly species within the Genus Homoneura.
    [Inner Mongolia Agricultural University]
  • A Lucid key for the identification of mosquitos of medical importance at points of entry
    [Zhejiang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau]
  • Identification of silkworm germplasm resources in China
    [Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences]

For further information about these Lucid keys or for details concerning the Chinese version of the Lucid Builder, please contact Dr Xiaobin Zhang:
Email: riceipm1@zju.edu.cn.
Mobile: 180-7280-8592