All seed sellers/companies have to be registered with KEPHIS...
This laboratory supports all other plant health labs through diagnostics of plant pests using molecular techniques such as Conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Real time PCR and LAMP among others. In addition, the lab also supports other activities like genetic purity testing for seeds like maize.
Here, isolation and morphological identification of plant pathogenic nematodes is done.
This lab performs diagnosis of plant pathogenic fungi. The diagnosis involves culturing of fungi on selective media.
This lab performs diagnosis for plant pathogenic bacteria through culturing and identification.
This lab deals with the diagnosis of plant pathogenic viruses by use of serological techniques such as ELISA.
In this lab, identification of insect pests is done using morphological techniques. Rearing of insects is done under controlled conditions in order to study them.
It deals with analysis of: fertilizers and manure, soil fertility, heavy metal in fresh produce and environmental samples such as: fish, irrigation water suitability and animal feeds.
This lab carries out analyses of: pesticide residue in fresh produce, pesticide formulations and mycotoxin in cereals and groundnuts for Aflatoxins
This lab performs analysis of microbes in food and water for Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, yeasts and moulds
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.