The division is in charge of planning, promotion and supervision of the programs related to monitoring and management of plant pests in order to safeguard domestic agriculture. It is also responsible for inspecting designated diseases and pests associated with propagated plant materials. In addition, it enforces and supervises inspection of designated diseases and pests associated with propagated plant materials. Furthermore, it aims to strengthen research on pest identification, monitoring and management. Another role that it has is conducting programs on plant pest prevention and the eradication and promotion of coordinated and emergent management programs on the important diseases and pests. Because the division is responsible for strengthening research on pest identification, monitoring and management, it strives to develop new technologies to improve integrated pest management programs. Last of all, it promotes and supervises the demonstration, extension and application of the technologies relating to plant protection with emphasis on non-chemical control measures in order to promote export of agricultural products.