This laboratory has the capacity to diagnose and identify all fungal plant pathogens of importance to agricultural, horticultural, ornamental and cereal crops. Samples received include plant roots, fruits, stems, tubers and leaves. The lab carries out fungal tests e.g. by direct isolation and culturing with facilities such as incubation under near-UV to facilitate fungal sporulation. The lab also has capacity for molecular identification and DNA barcording of all fungal pathogens in addition to the more traditional microscopic identification. The results are used for phytosanitary decision making in support of exports and imports as well as making recommendations on disease management.