Specialist advice on pest and disease identification in horticulture crops - Queensland


To facilitate the accurate identification of pests and diseases affecting Queensland horticulture crops and allow appropriate management decisions to be made, a fee-for-service diagnostic service is provided.

The department provides expertise in the identification of insect pests and plant diseases, dependent upon submission of an appropriate sample. Areas of expertise include:

  • tree fruit diseases
  • vegetable diseases
  • plant viruses
  • nematology (worms in the soil)
  • post-harvest pathology
  • weevils in stored products
  • fruit fly
  • pests of nursery and ornamental crops.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility Requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.  Fees are charged.


Some fees may apply.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Agri-Science Queensland

Horticulture and Forestry Science

Contact details

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Customer Service Centre

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)