Plant problems can be due to environmental factors, physiological disorders, insect pests, plant pathogens or poor management, alone or in combination. A correct diagnosis is critical for the effective management of pest and disease problems to reduce economic losses, and increase grower returns.
Authoritative diagnosis and advisory services of plant health problems and appropriate information to effectively manage plant health problems is provided at the Plant Health Services Centre at Kutsaga Research Station. In addition a pest monitoring service is provided by the Plant Health Services Centre. Highly skilled personnel are at hand to provide expert advisory services in areas of Plant Pathology, Nematology and Entomology.