What is Weed Science?

Weed Science is the study of weeds, which are unwanted plants at a particular place and time, and their management. Weed is an integral part of pest complex that reduces the quality and quantity of crops produced. Studying weeds is important in developing effective and integrated weed management strategies to increase crop productivity.

Fields of Specialization

  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Ecology
  • Systematics & Taxonomy
  • Herbicide Physiology
  • Biological Control of Weeds
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Weed Genetics
  • Weed Utilization

What is Entomology?

Entomology provides various activities leading to a better understanding of Philippine insects and related arthropods; the development of effective pest management systems that support national agricultural production programs; training of Filipino and foreign students in the entomological profession; the development of industries based on beneficial insects

Fields of Specialization

  • IPM/Economic Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Insecticide Toxicology
  • Host Plant Resistance to Insects
  • Insect Molecular Biology
  • Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Insect Taxonomy and Systematics
  • Insect Ecology
  • Insect Pathology and Microbiology
  • Medical and Veterinary Entomology
  • Insect Transmission of Plant Pathogen
  • Acarology Pesticide Chemistry

What is Plant Pathology?

Plant Pathology provides in-depth knowledge on plant diseases and their causative agents, and their strategies for disease management. It is geared toward attaining food and feed security and safety, and shaping up globally-competitive plant pathologists.

Fields of Specialization

  • Biological Control
  • Disease Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Fungal Physiology & Genetics
  • Phytobacteriology
  • Postharvest Pathology
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Mycology
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Phytonematology
  • Plant Virology