Plant Health

Diagnostic Services

 

 

Plant Health Diagnostic Services

 

In order to prevent the introduction of exotic pests of quarantine importance to South Africa the Division: Plant Health Diagnostic Services of the Directorate Plant Health, provides a professional diagnostic services to detect identified harmful plant pathogens ( nematodes, insect, mites, viruses, virus-like diseases, bacteria, fungi and phytoplasmas) on imported plant propagating material and plant products in terms of the Agricultural Pest Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983).

Furthermore, the unit also provides a diagnostic service for plant material and plant products being exported, those of national importance in respect of control measures and plant certification schemes by the application of existing diagnostic techniques, procedures and advanced facilities.

Entomology

Nematology

Pathology

Virology

To contact us:

Mr. Nolan Africander
Division: Plant Health Diagnostic
Services
Private Bag X5015
Stellenbosch
7599

Phone: +27 21 8091621
E-mail: rinusk@daff.gov.za