Plant Pathology refers to the scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens and environmental conditions. This section aims at development and recommendation to the farming community plant disease management strategies that are cost effective and have minimal negative impact on the environment. Also the section deals with the minimizing the introduction and spread of pests and diseases in Swaziland through the enforcement of the Plant Control Act 1981. This is done through inspection and phytosanitary certification of plants and plant products for export.
Who can apply for the service
How to apply for the service
• The Agricultural Research Division works through the Extension department. • As soon as the Research Division has a new innovation it consults with the Extension department who will then formulate ways to reach the people in the communities. • The Extension Department will call meetings and disperse the innovation to the community members.
Where and How to apply for the service
• The person interested in the innovation must always be in touch with the Extension Officer in his/her community.