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Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center (ADSC)

The ADSC is a service unit within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). ADSC conducts analyses and diagnostic tests for the people and businesses of Hawai‘i.

Services provided are:

The specialized services of pesticide residue analyses continues to be conducted by the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE). ADSC also coordinates the interpretation of the analytical and diagnostic results and the recommendations for corrective action. Specific recommendations are ultimately prescribed by CTAHR extension specialists. ADSC handles the billing and collection of service fees.

ADSC sells study packets developed by the College's Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) program and collects registration fees for its courses.  The packets and courses help pesticide handlers prepare for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's examination for "restricted use" pesticide certification.