Skip to main content

Plant Disease Identification


This service provides applicants with a means by which to identify plant diseases and to receive recommendations on control measures.

Who is eligible?

Any person, citizens or non-citizens interested in crop disease identification and control is welcomed to apply for this service including:

  • Horticulture farmers
  • Arable farmers
  • Researchers
  • Other Institutions
How do I get this service?
  • Complete and submit the  Plant Pests Diagnostic Form along with the sample to Plant Pathology Testing Laboratory for testing.
  • After evaluation of the test results, a report will be dispatched and explained.
What supporting documents are required?

No supporting documents.

How long will this service take?

Fourteen to Twenty-one (14 to 21) working days depending on the purity of samples received. 

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Head of Plant Pathology Laboratory
Department of Agricultural Research
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security
Private Bag 0033
Botswana 97
Fax.(+267) 3928965/ 3190783

Call Centre:
Tel. 17755  
Email. moa17755 [at]

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Give Us Feedback