Plant clinics and plant health diagnostic labs team up for crop health in Ghana
Published: July, 2015
In Ghana, plant pests and diseases are responsible for about 30% of crop yield losses annually. Plant clinics, supported by Plantwise, have been working in the country since 2012 to help farmers reduce such losses. Plant doctors occasionally need expert support from plant health diagnostic laboratories to accurately diagnose plant health problems that are difficult to identify.
Without this support they are limited in their ability to make reliable recommendations to farmers. University of Ghana carried out a study to assess the current support provided to plant clinics by diagnostic laboratories and to find out how to improve the relationship.