Plant Clinic

Like humans and animals, plants also need clinics to treat illness/health problems. The Plant Clinic, which is under the auspices of the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB, was established as an agricultural institutional innovation, which is a contribution from IPB as a complaint center to address plant health problems.


Handled by six experts on disease, pests, and Integrated Pest Management as core staff, and fully supported by students and plant protection experts at the Faculty of Agriculture, IPB. Equipped with its own operational laboratory and mobile car, as well as 10 research laboratories of the Department of Plant Protection, and other laboratories at IPB.


Plant clinic services include:

1. Disease diagnosis, pest identification, plant health consultation. The techniques used range from conventional to using ELISA, and molecular biology.

2. Analysis and assessment of the health of seeds/seedlings, plants, planting media.

3. Action research and dissemination of plant pest and disease control technology.

4. Mobile plant clinic services.

5. Design and assistance of agribusiness units in the management of plant pests and diseases.

6. Quality test of biological control agents

Since its establishment, several achievements that deserve to be shared by the Plant Clinic of IPB to the community and the Indonesian agricultural world are:

• Up to now, he has handled 2240 cases of plant health problems from various professional circles, from all over Indonesia for the last 10 years.
• Disseminate technology through action research to tackle major pests/diseases in rice (6 districts in Java), chili, shallots, potatoes, cabbage, oranges and sengon.
• Contribute to provide solutions to pest/disease explosions that are a national problem. For example, in response to the 2010-2011 brown planthopper explosion that threatened rice production, a National Workshop on Brown Planthopper Control was conducted, and the Implementation of a Broad Scale Brown Planthopper Control Model (supported by I-MHERE B2.C.IPB).
• Conducted Safari Plant Clinics (mobile plant clinics) in various areas in Java and Lampung in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, which in total reached 47 districts, 7,249 participants including farmers, local and central government officials, private sector and NGOs.
• Partnering with local governments and other universities to encourage the establishment, assistance and establishment of a network of plant clinics in various regions, as an effort to expand the reach of services for Indonesian farmers, such as the Tegal Regency Agricultural Clinic, UNS Plant Clinic, DKI Plant Clinic, and the pioneering Plant Clinic. Banten.

The Plant Clinic activity also had an impact on the enrichment of lecture materials and research topics at IPB, so that lecture materials and research topics were always in line with the needs of Indonesian farming and agricultural communities.

Contact us for a consultation regarding the health condition of your plants:

Tel: +62 896-3519-3390 (Mrs. Ita)

E-mail: kliniktanaman_dpt@yahoo.com

Instagram: @kliniktanamanipb