Plant Health & Environment Laboratory

The Plant Health and Environment Laboratory identifies pests and diseases affecting plants and the environment, as well as exotic and invasive plants. It also provides scientific and technical advice to support a wide range of MPI activities. Find out about our work and how to get a sample tested.
Your guide to sending a sample for testing.
Learn more about the work our scientists do.

Who to contact

  • In New Zealand – phone 0800 00 83 33 – ask for the Plant Health and Environment Laboratory
  • From overseas – phone +64 4 894 0100
  • Email

To report suspected pests or diseases:

  • phone 0800 80 99 66.
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