Wikipedia:WikiProject Agriculture/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Agriculture WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Agriculture or the people of Agriculture. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Agriculture}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Agriculture articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Agriculture WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Agriculture}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Agriculture|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Agriculture articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Agriculture articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Agriculture articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Agriculture articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Agriculture articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Agriculture articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Agriculture articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Agriculture articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Agriculture articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Agriculture articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Agriculture articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Agriculture articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Agriculture articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Agriculture articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Agriculture articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Agriculture articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Agriculture articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Agriculture articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Agriculture articles) ???

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Agriculture}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Agriculture|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Agriculture articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Agriculture articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Agriculture articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Agriculture articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Agriculture articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Agriculture articles)  ??? 

Quality scale[edit]

This WikiProject uses the Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Assessment standard quality scale.

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Agriculture.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

We are currently discussing which articles should be counted as being of Top-importance at Wikipedia:WikiProject Agriculture/Assessment/Top-importance articles.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

  • Beekeeping in Ireland -- Bibby (talk) 11:57, 31 October 2020 (UTC) Over the past year plus there has been many improvements and sources added to this wiki page and I feel that a rating of C-Class for Quality Scale for the WikiProject Ireland and WikiProject Agriculture is too low? Or what do you think can be done to improve it? Feedback very appreciated.Reply[reply]
  • Altai Mountain goat -- HuskyEdits (talk) 13:18, 28 March 2018 (UTC) This article went from one sentence to a mostly complete entry. I think that it should receive a higher quality rating (Start).Reply[reply]
  • Artificial photosynthesis -- EditSafe (talk) 16:01, 5 March 2017 (UTC) I think that this article should receive an importance rating (low or mid), and should also receive a higher quality rating (B or C).Reply[reply]
  • American Pekin Duck -- EditSafe (talk) 15:51, 5 March 2017 (UTC) I think that this article is more important than 'low'. I think that the importance is 'mid', because of the popularity of the American Pekin Duck itself, and how much people research about it. I have also seen the Wikipedia article mentioned before on other websites.Reply[reply]
  • Corporate farming -- Creigpat (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC) I made some big edits to this page that I believe improved its quality beyond the start class. I'm still not certain on the ranking system, so I figured I would get someone else's opinion on the page.Reply[reply]
 Not done Still has too few sources. TheMagikCow (talk) 09:32, 31 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ancon_(sheep) -- Jaydubya93 (talk) 02:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC) I would like to request an upgrade from Stub class to Start or C class. While I would be the first one to point out that a fair amount of additional work is needed, I have doubled the size of the article and increased the references from one to six citations (all from academic journals). Due to the extinct status of this animal, images are proving difficult and may not be possible in the short term. That said, additional expansion is under way and an extra page or so of solid, relevant content should be no problem.Reply[reply]
 Done Upgraded to Start TheMagikCow (talk) 17:11, 29 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • International Food Policy Research Institute -- ND Eowyn (talk) 06:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC) This has been improved and may qualify for a different quality ranking.Reply[reply]
  • International Livestock Research Institute -- ND Purplecherry (talk) 14:21, 19 November 2021 (UTC) This article may qualify for a different quality ranking.Reply[reply]
  • Otto Frederick Hunziker. On 7 Jul 08, Tpbradbury upgraded the quality scale rating to B-Class, consistent with other WikiProjects. The article has since been listed as a good article under the good article criteria. On 11 Sep 08, the article was upgraded from B to GA quality status for all applicable WikiProjects. I would be interested in any further assessment to A Class or comments regarding possible changes to further progress. More importantly, I would be very interested in a reassessment of the importance rating for this project. The importance rating has remained stuck at low. I am not sure if this is the default setting and the article is awaiting a manual review. Or are dairy issues deemed of low importance generally in the overall agriculture scheme? Given the significant overall impact of O F Hunziker on large segments of the agricultural community, the article appears to warrant a medium - if not high - importance rating. A reassessment and any assessment comments would be greatly appreciated.--Rpclod (talk) 03:28, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Looks like this went to GA-class on September 11, 2008. BlindEagletalk~contribs 19:16, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Polypay -- Performed an overhaul of the article by taking out some cases of lifting from other cites, improved references, added pictures, extra information and links Pschloss (talk) 21:08, 18 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Zebra chip -- this potato disease article is new and unassessed; it may be featured within the next 48 hours on the main page in DYK?. CB (ö) 04:42, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done BlindEagletalk~contribs 19:13, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done GAN TheMagikCow (talk) 09:28, 31 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

June 3, 2023[edit]



June 2, 2023[edit]




June 1, 2023[edit]



  • Aboiteau (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t)


May 31, 2023[edit]






The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

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