Field and Laboratory Diagnostics

The Plant Health Department laboratory provides pest diagnostic services in support of phytosanitary activities. This service includes identification of specimens submitted by the quarantine department, from pest surviellance activities as well as export certification services. The diagnostic services are also extended to the productive sector which may submit samples through extension officers or by particular farmers. Experienced personnel provide prompt recommendations for pest management. Our laboratory diagnostic facility includes distance diagnostic through digital imaging (DDDI) photo microscopy and linkages with reference laboratories in the region.