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. Find out about what we do there, how to send a sample, and see our publications.

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 info@mpi.govt.nz

To report suspected pests or diseases:

  • phone 0800 80 99 66.
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