Kia Ora, Welcome to PLANTwise.

PLANTwise Services was set up by Dr Ian Harvey in 1997 to provide independent plant health advise and consultancy, utilising 30 years of experience in government service as a background.

Since 1st May 2014, PLANTwise has not been performing diagnostic services for clients. This service has been transferred to Plant Diagnostic Ltd run by Mark and Bronwyn Braithwaite. Their web site for submitting samples is:

Phone 0274 869 026 or 03 377 9026

PLANTwise Services will still be providing advice and consultancy services to plant-based industries. These include:

  1. Talks and lectures to the public and business clients on mycology and plant pathology
  2. Technical advice to researchers (including post-graduate students)
  3. Field visits to study plant health problems that may arise within NZ and overseas
  4. Field evaluations of trials for clients where practicable
  5. Advice to industry clients on plant health product trials and the critique of results and conclusions
  6. Work on fungi involved in buildings and homes (especially for the Dept. of Health, The Weathertight Homes Resolution Service, local body authorities and building firms) - see submission forms below
  7. Provide advice and services to the ACVM group of MPI on the registration of fungicides. Also provide these services directly to agrichemical firms when submitting efficacy packages for approval and registration.

Submission Forms.

Guide to Collecting Samples of Mould - PDF file (113 KB)

Contact Details.

Ian Harvey MAgSc, PhD (Bristol UK)

Mobile: 027 222 7435

Postal Address:
PLANTwise Services
PO Box 69181, Lincoln 7640
New Zealand