Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Instruction

a. BSA Major in Plant Protection (Specialization):

  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Weed Science

b. Master of Science

  • Plant Protection
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Weed Science

c. Master in Agricultural Development (MAgDev)

  • Plant Protection
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology

d. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology

 

Undergraduate Course Offerings

Plant Protection Courses

PPRT21 Principles of Plant Protection: Pest management, ecology, injury threshold, recognition and preservation of important pest species
PPRT22 Pest Control: Plant protection techniques, pesticide formulations and field practices in pest control
PPRT162 Introduction to Pesticides: Chemical and Physical Properties, formulations, biological effects and factors affecting the effectiveness of commonly used pesticides
PPRT172 Biological Pest Control: Biological Control Agents used for the control of insects, mites, ticks, weeds, plant pathogens and vertebrate pests
PPRT192/BIOL192 Biological Techniques: Collection and preservation of organism, histological preparations; scientific illustration and photography
PPRT198 Research Planning and Manuscript Preparation: Principles of scientific writing; selecting a research problem, preparing an outline and writing a manuscript
PPRT199 Undergraduate Seminar: Presentation of papers from literature and resent work by staff and students

Zoology Courses

ZOOL111 Economic Zoology: Biology, ecology and agricultural importance of injurious and beneficial arthropods, other vertebrates and invertebrates

Entomology Courses

ENTO111 General Entomology: Structural and behavioral adaptation and classification and general biology of common insects
ENTO114 Medical and Veterinary Entomology: Identification, bionomics and control of major arthropods affecting man and domestic animals
ENTO118 Economic Entomology: Ecological aspects of economic entomology with a basic understanding of the diversity of insects, their impact on mankind and their environment; identification of economically-important groups and control of major insect pests of crops in the field, household and in storage.
ENTO127 Insect Physiology: Functional mechanisms of organ systems; physiological basis of behavior; intermediary metabolism
ENTO141 Insect Taxonomy: Classification and identification of insects with emphasis on economically important groups; curating of insect collections
ENTO174 Industrial Entomology: Bionomics and culture of silkworm, honeybee and lac insect used in industry and commercially produced biological control agents

Plant Pathology Courses

PPAT111 General Plant Pathology: Cause and nature of plant diseases, pathogenicity and spread, disease control
PPAT113 Plant Disease Diagnosis: Diagnosis of plant diseases in the field and laboratory with some considerations on their biology and control
PPAT114 Introductory Plant Virology: Nature of plant viruses; viral diseases and their control
PPAT115 Introductory Phytobacteriology: Identification, classification, disease cycle, ecology, spread and control of bacterial pathogens of plants
PPAT116 Introductory Mycology: Classification, structure and reproduction of major groups of fungi
PPAT118 Introductory Nematology: Morphology, anatomy, taxonomy, ecology, host-parasite relationship, physiology, biochemistry and control of plant parasitic nematodess

Weed Science Courses

WDSC111 Introductory Weed Science: Classification, competition, establishment, reproduction and economic importance of major weeds species that are associated with crops
WDSC112 Biology and Ecology of Weeds: Life cycle of some economically important weeds with emphasis on the more noxious species and the ecological factors contributing to their rapid growth and development

 Graduate Course Offerings

Plant Protection Courses

PPRT206 Integrated Pest Management: Integrated approaches in pest management, recent trends and issues in the development of pest control technologies of important pest species
PPRT207 Plant Resistance to Pests: Varietal evaluation and mechanism of resistance to pests, plant resistance programs developed for specific crops and pests
PPRT251 Ecology of Pest: Ecological concepts underlying integrated pest management practices; community ecology of pests in major agroecosystems
PPRT253 Environmental Plant Protection: Nature and effects of pollutants in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with emphasis of those biological indicators due to pest control technology
PPRT255/WSC1255 Weed-Insect-Pathogen Interaction: Effect of weeds on prevalence of pathogen and insect pests, effect of insect population and pathogen on weed bionomics and distribution; specific examples of such relationships
PPRT284 Biological Transmission of Plant Pathogens: Fundamental processes involved in biological transmission of plant pathogens by insects and other organisms
PPRT290 Special Problem: Individual work in an area of specialization
PPRT291 Special Topics: Topics of interest in plant protection
PPRT297 Graduate Colloquium: Residency and other requirements of graduate students
PPRT299 Graduate Seminar: Presentation of papers from literature and present work by staff and students
PPRT300/PPRT400 Masters Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation: Supervised research in plant protection

Entomology Courses

ENTO213 Acarology: Classification, bionomics and control of major groups of mites and other arachnids
ENTO215 Aquatic Entomology: Classification, bionomics of aquatic insects and other arthropods
ENTO216 Stored Products Entomology: Identification, bionomics and control of insects and mites associated with stored products
ENTO217 Insect Pathology: Diseases of insects; Pathogenecity of entomogenous microorganism and their use for biological control
ENTO221 Insect Morphology: Structural mechanisms, specializations and homology of insect body parts; morphogenesis
ENTO228 Advanced Insect Physiology: Recent advances and trends in insect physiology research
ENTO229 Insect Behavior: Communication, tropism, feeding, defense, mating, oviposition and social behavior of insects
ENTO241 Immature Insects: Classification of immature insects with emphasis on holometablous groups
ENTO242 Taxonomy of Parasitoids and Predators: Identification, nomenclature, and biology of parasitic Hymenoptera and major groups of predatory insects and arachnids
ENTO252 Insect Ecology: Dynamics of insect populations in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; analysis of factors determining insect abundance, diversity and distribution
ENTO262 Insecticide Toxicology: Metabolism, mode of action, toxicity, antidotes and selectivity of insecticides and their behavior in animals, plants and soils, development of insect resistance
ENTO290/390 Special Problem: Individual work in area of specialization
ENTO291/391 Special Topics: Topics of current interest in entomology
ENTO297/397 Graduate Colloquium: Residency and other requirements of graduate students
ENTO299/399 Graduate Seminar: Presentation of papers from literature and present work by staff and students
ENTO300/400 Masters Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation: Supervised research in Entomology

Plant Pathology Courses

PPAT212 Postharvest Pathology: Identification and control of diseases of agricultural products in transit and storage
PPAT2I4 Advanced Plant Virology: Recent advances and trends in virus research
PPAT215 Advanced Phytobacteriology: Physiology and biochemistry, host-parasite relationships and population dynamics; advances in bacterial research
PPAT216/BIOL216 Advance Mycology: Classification and culture of fungi for food, drugs and aesthetics; poisonous fungi
PPAT217 Plant Pathogenic Fungi: Identification, symptoms of infection and control of plant pathogenic fungi
PPAT218 Advanced Nematology: Biochemistry, embryogenesis and post-embryonic development of nematode; host-parasite relationship, population dynamics and development of nematodes, management strategies
PPAT219 Soilborne Pathogens and Mycorrhizae: Biology, ecology and control of fungi and bacterial pathogens in the soil, root-associated beneficial fungi
PPAT221 Anatomy of Diseased Plants: Structural manifestations and modifications of plant tissues due to disease infection
PPAT226 Physiological Plant Pathology: Growth, development and reproduction of plant pathogens; pathogenesis
PPAT231/MCB231 Microbial Genetics: Genetics of bacteria, fungi and viruses
PPAT233 Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions: Genetics of resistance, virulence and epidemics of plant diseases; strategies for developing disease-resistant plants
PPAT248 Taxonomy of Nematodes: Systematics, identification and nomenclature of nematodes with emphasis on plant parasitic and free-living forms
PPAT251 Epidemiology of Plant Diseases: Structures and dynamics of plant epidemics, forecasting and surveillance of plant pathogens with emphasis on air-borne fungi
PPAT270 Plant Diseases and Their Control: Symptoms, signs and causes of major plant diseases; their biology and control
PPAT271 Advances in Plant Diseases Control: Recent trends in plant disease control with emphasis on biological control
PPAT290 Special Problem: Individual work in an area of specialization
PPAT291 Special Topics: Topics of current interest in plant pathology
PPAT297 Graduate Colloquium: Residency and other requirements of graduate students
PPAT299 Graduate Seminar: Presentation of Papers from Literature and present work by staff and students
PPAT300 Master's Thesis: Supervised Research in Plant Pathology
PPAT372 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens: Antagonism and other mechanisms involved in biological control of plant pathogens; integration of biological control with other control methods
PPAT281/381 Biotechnology in Plant Pathology: Advances in biotechnology as they relate to virulence analysis, disease diagnosis and pathogen management
PPAT390 Special Problem: Individual work in an area of specialization
PPAT391 Special Topics: Topics of current interest in plant pathology
PPAT397 Graduate Colloquium: Residency and other requirements of graduate students
PPAT399 Graduate Seminar: Presentation of papers from literature and present work by staff and students
PPAT400 Doctoral Dissertation: Directed dissertation research in plant pathology