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SCPPC Sub Units
Plant Protection Service
Plant Protection Service (PPS) comes under the purview of Seed Certification and Plant Protection Centre (SCPPC), Department of Agriculture (DOA), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The activities of Plant Protection Service include, implementation of Plant Protection Act No. 35 of 1999, through empowering of authorized officers and stakeholders on relevant provisions appointed island wide, Management of pest/disease outbreaks, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of field level Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes in rice, vegetables, fruits, other field crops and home gardens, Mitigating the impact of aquatic weeds and other invasive flora on agricultural lands with training of officers and farmers, Conducting bio-efficacy trials for pesticides especially weedicides and termiticides in farmers’ fields, and termite control activities in the DOA/Government building premises.