About Us

QMS LABORATORIES™ is a service company that renders a variety of applied professional services in the field of plant pathology and related services. The company was established in 1998 and is registered in terms of the Plant Improvement Act (Act 53 of 1976) with respect to plant test laboratories. It is run by a dynamic, trained and experienced team of people that are committed to excellence. Our client base includes individual farmers, farmer groups, producer’s organisations, nurseries, food and Packhouse facilities. We have strong ties with agricultural and research institutions and collaborate with tertiary educational institutions, governmental and parastatal agricultural related industries. Our expertise is backed by an equipped plant pathology laboratory, weather stations, as well as equipment for the execution of field-based trials. QMS provides services and research to help solve plant pathology challenges and related problems.

Our services include Citrus Blackspot monitoring, plant disease diagnostics, disease management, pack house hygiene monitoring, conduct research projects, product evaluation and registration trials, microbiological analysis of water, nematode counting, Phytophthora and Pythium monitoring in nurseries and chemical resistance screening.



Be a formidable presence in all the main food producing areas in Southern Africa with innovative, forward-thinking products and solutions. Have an ethical, professional and technically sound approach toward our clients, suppliers, and personnel. Maximise long-term profitability to shareholders and be heedful to operational responsibilities.


To render a professional service of excellence regarding management of pre- and post-harvest diseases and nematodes of fruits and vegetables in order to enhance product quality. To transfer technology gathered by applied research and to utilise knowledge as commercial services to the industry.

Statement of Values

  • Building strong relationships
  • Embrace an Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Uncompromising Integrity
  • Innovation Driven
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Teamwork

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