Government of Punjab Agriculture Department has a specialized wing for Plant Protection i.e. Directorate General of Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides Punjab responsible for monitoring and executing all the plant protection activities throughout the Punjab province.
This wing was created during 1984 with the main aim to stop haphazard spraying and guide the farmers to apply the pesticides only when needed.
Initially it was created as Project Directorate at Multan for only cotton crop in cotton zone but keeping in view the effectiveness of this system, it was expanded to the entire province of Punjab for all crops, vegetables and orchards etc. During 1987 and post of Project Director was upgraded to that of Director. Further due to its importance and achievements the Government elevated this Directorate to Directorate General during the year 2005 along with 190 posts of different categories to strengthen this system and equipped with modern and latest technology to improve early warning system and Quality Control of Pesticides.