DEPARTMENT OF CROP PROTECTION

GOAL

Sustained crop protection and increased crop production through the application of all aspects of integrated pest management;

Study the mechanisms of insect-plant suscept-pathogen interactions for better understanding of appropriate control;

Reduce usage of chemical pesticides on the control strategy on insect pests, plant diseases and weeds; and

Manipulation of crop environment to make it unfavorable to harmful insects, plant pathogens and weeds and also more favorable to their natural enemies, thus developing an environment conductive for effective control strategies.

OBJECTIVES

To improve faculty readiness and productivity (from syllabus to book);

To train students and professionals, technicians, extension workers, fieldsmen, etc.) in the proper management of insect pests, plant diseases, and weeds;

To handle lectures, demonstrations and/or hands-on training on mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, insect curating, butterfly rearing, disease diagnosis, and other skills related to pest management; and

To conduct relevant researches for global competitiveness on the major problems and issues on Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science.

VISION

The vision of the Department in environment care and safety and promote productive systems where there is enough food for all. This vision is based on the belief that Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science are the foundation stones of food security.

MISSION

The mission of the department is the science, art and practice of integrated pest management methods and techniques.

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